May & June are my favorite months to enjoy our flowerbeds. This May has not disappointed. The foliage is filling in and the blooms are lovely.
2016 Update – Week 18
2016 Update – Week 8
This week’s update isn’t an update on the week, but an update on our to do list. I like lists. Well, it’s not so much the list itself I like, but the crossing things off the list. So gratifying. Since the photo template I use for our weekly updates has nine spaces, I’ll list only nine things that need done. There are, of course, about
Bloom Day – September 2015
Well, I’m just gonna say it, I’m ready for the changing of seasons. This summer was too hot and way too dry. I didn’t spend near enough time in my flowerbeds deadheading, weeding and watering. And, it shows. I’m ready to move on and try again next year.
Bloom Day – August 2015
Here it is already. August’s Bloom Day. Our flowerbeds are not impressed with this crazy, hot, dry summer we’re having. I’m not impressed with it either. The flowerbeds in general look quite crummy. But there are a few, very few, plants that have powered through the weather and are blooming.
Bloom Day – July 2015
The middle of July is already upon us, which means it’s Bloom Day. We had an unusually hot, dry June, which put the flowerbeds ahead of their usual schedule. We’ve been watering enough to keep the plants alive, but maybe not enough to keep them happy and producing their best. We’re already at the point where the majority of blooms are past their prime, which
Bloom Day – June 2015
June is definitely one of my favorite months in the flowerbeds. Here’s some of what’s blooming now & why I love this time of year:
Bloom Day – May 2015
Here’s what’s blooming in our gardens on the 15th of May:
31 Days in Oregon: Rice Rock Museum
Day 3 includes yet another house in the Portland area. The house is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, but that’s not why most people visit the house. The house is now a museum, the rooms turned into galleries. If you enjoy natural science then you will adore this museum. If that’s not your thing, then you’ll be really bored here. It really
Bird Village Pond
This spring we began installing a pond in an area of the Bird Village that has always been problematic. I worked on it in the cool mornings of summer & it’s finally complete.