Entries from Postcards from the Trail tagged with 'Spring'

May Flowers

Paeonia mlokosewitschii April showers bring May Flowers How true. The cherries have finished blooming and the trees are leafing out. It is now on to the next wave of blooming plants. The neighborhoods are a riot of color; filled...

Blue in the spring garden

Blue is the color this week. The dark muddy soil is starting to be accented with patches of blue from bulbs and early perennials. The first plant in the montage is pulmonaria also known as lungwort. This is a...

Spring on Cougar Mountain

Trillium ovatum A sure sign of spring is the sight of trilliums along the trail. We saw our first trillium last weekend on the Red Hill trail in Cougar Mountain. Along with trillium, we also saw red currant and...

Wearing of the green

The garden is dressed in green just in time for St Patrick's Day. The shades range from the light creamy green Corsican hellebore flowers to the dark hunter green of tulip leaves. And the varied textures. The interesting chartreuse bell...

In bloom this week

It is warming up and plants are starting to bloom. Tuesday was so nice and warm. Today is rain but that brings us April flowers. This week the flowering plums and some early cherries are open. I love it when...

Witt Winter Garden

Witt Winter Garden One of my favorite gardens in Seattle is the Witt Winter Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum. It is a wonderful feast for both eyes and nose. Even on a rainy day it can brighten your...

Gardening in Seattle

This winter has been so dreary and cold. I need something to lift my spirits and what better than way than to observe the seasonal changes in the garden. It is early and I will try to track what is...