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Urban Woods

Urban Woods Our urban oasis is filled with many plants, native and ornamental, to give layers of color and texture to our tiny plot. Having surprises around every corner, many areas when leafed out, belies our city plot with only peek-a-boo views of the mountains beyond. Living for nature, loving our wooded lot, and learning… Continue reading Urban Woods

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Insects (not true bugs!) πŸπŸ¦‹

​I’ve not had my phone with me while pruning in my garden and seen true bugs β€” though I have plenty of images of the butterflies and bees buzzing in my garden πŸ™‚ True Bugs are in the Hemiptera Order and includes cicada, stink bugs, aphids, {et al}. Insects, not true bugs, like bees, Hymenoptera… Continue reading Insects (not true bugs!) πŸπŸ¦‹

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Transformation of our yard, 2017

This is what we started with — a monoculture of of grass. For many in this suburban community, the epitome of suburban bliss. For me? An eyesore. So, it began… Oh what changes the front yard has made! This was after the first summer when I dug up the turf grass adjacent to all the… Continue reading Transformation of our yard, 2017

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Fort Maintenance, July 2017

There is always work to do when you own a home. A few months ago, with no leaves on the deciduous trees, the fort only wanted for a good wash and clear coat sealant. However, with our busy spring now far behind us, and summer in the Pacific Northwest in our midst, we found our… Continue reading Fort Maintenance, July 2017

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Green Elephant Gardening

Gardening is a passion of mine – not only because it’s wonderful to be outside, work the earth with your hands, reap the benefits of a beautiful organic garden for edibles and simple beauty. I also garden for wildlife and creating a restorative habitat on my little lot of land – pollinators, birds, amphibians, and… Continue reading Green Elephant Gardening

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Strawberry Bourbon Smash

Summer StrawberriesπŸ“ So delicious, so many, I couldn’t resist trying my hand at a summer drink after seeing a favorite Eastside Seattle eatery, Deru Market, post their version of this luscious drink – Challenge Accepted!   I trolled recipes and, since I love basil, I opted to also add this. Mmmmmmm… 🌿     So… Continue reading Strawberry Bourbon Smash

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In my garden, June 2017

​​​ ​​ ​​Bunny disarmed by Robin Hairy Woodpeckers ​ Mmmmmmm……Organic Strawberries from the vine! More Daylillies Echinacea (Purple Headed Coneflower) What’s growing in your garden?