Its Iris Time

Mauve Iris

It's that time of year when I get some of my most beautiful blooms. My Tulips and Daffodils are done and the Cherries and Dogwood are spent. Now is the time for the Irises. We have one of the nicest Iris farms and display gardens around and soon I will visit. Just not on Mothers …

Weekend Garden Adventures

Happy May! This is the first Monday and I had a terrific weekend. Our Master Gardener Plant Sale was a whopping success, but exhausting. I worked both Friday and Saturday. But yesterday, we went to the red Ridge Olive Mill to pick up our order of olive oil. Yes, olive trees grow in Oregon wine …

Late Spring Flower Showtime

Blue Iris

I'm writing this post in honor of my Sister, a non-gardner, who is completely unaware of which flowers bloom after the Spring Daffodil, Tulip, and Cherry Blossom season. So, for my Sis, I'm going to post as frequently as possible when new things start blooming in my garden with some gardening tips along the way. …

Missing Spring

Tulips And Daffodils

I just realized I've almost been missing Spring on my blog. My daffodils have almost come and gone. And by tulips are well on their way to fading. My Dogwood is now out in all it's glory. Where has the Spring gone? Oh I have sort of an excuse. I've largely cut the cord on …

An Early Spring

Forget Punxsutawney Phil. We're already having an early spring, and it's not even Groundhogs Day yet.  I can't remember when I've had my crocuses blooming this early, but here they are. It started about three weeks ago, when my Witch Hazel started blooming about a month early. That Witch Hazel is one that we bought …

Lunch At The Winery

Today we had a wonderful lunch at the winery. It was such a pleasure to be able to eat in the Members Room, after such a long hiatus. The food was good and the view spectacular.