Spring has Sprung in Oregon

Spring is here! Or I think it’s here. My garden thinks it’s here, so that’s good enough for me.

I must say that having 6 1/2 acres to play on during a pandemic is not a bad thing. There are so many parts to our garden now, after 18 years of rock moving, ground shaping, bushwacking, trimming, weeding, trail building, tree cutting, clearing out plants that expanded of their own free will, and planting, digging up, moving and re-planting. It’s a process to be sure. Each year the property gives us such delight in unexpected ways. It is an ever-changing landscape and garden: oops tree fell down in windstorm, hey, now there is more sun….what will grow there?!

There is a rhododendron and maple garden, the sunroom garden, the timber bamboo garden….and the “hiking” trail being created that is over one mile and growing! Yes, it’s all a lot of work. Sometimes it seems overwhelming. But this year it was a blessing.

Enjoy and get out there if Spring has come to your neck of the woods!


Summer Garden

Ah, the summer garden. Everything is blooming! I’ve been spending every evening after work out here on my bench and it’s been so lovely. By 7 pm it’s in the shade, there is usually a slight breeze, and it’s a wonderful time to reflect on the day.

Spring Garden

Well I may not have much time for quilting, but at least some gardening work has been happening. Since about a dozen 100′ trees were removed, my “sunroom garden” gets much more sunlight than it used to. I think the plants are really liking it as this is the most lush I’ve seen everything!

Happy quilting – or gardening!

Spring Garden

The sun is shining and it’s actually pretty warm. Seems like we went from Snowmaggedon to 80 degrees overnight. Oh wait, we did! Well, the good news about trees and limbs falling to earth is that more sun is coming through on my garden now. It’s going to be a banner year for my sun-loving plants, but I hope my well water can keep up. It looks like it’s going to be a long, dry summer. For the moment, it’s a joy to look at as everything is green and the sun is out! So there are no complaints here. (And you wonder why I’m NOT quilting? Quilting is an “indoor-sport” and gardening is an “outdoor-sport.”)