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Annual Gardens in South Arc and East Rectangle of Spokane Temple by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening   This wide view of the south arc garden shows purple fountain grass (Pennisetum) reaching above the other annuals.  I had ... Read on »
Gardening for Butterflies by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening My children and I have really enjoyed watching the butterflies in our backyard this summer.  Above is a fritillary ... Read on »
Fall Vase with Peony Seed Pods, Roses, Hydrangea and Clematis Puffs by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I also left the seed pods on my 'Duchess of Edinburgh' clematis and they grew into these large, twirly spheres. ... Read on »
'Double Click Cranberry' Cosmos in a Vase by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Here is a recent vase of 'Double Click Cranberry' cosmos, spearmint, 'Ogon' spirea and 'Autumn Bride' heuchera leaves. ... Read on »
August Backyard Tour - One Year Old Landscape by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening It has been just over a year since we landscaped the backyard.  The trees and a few shrubs were planted several years befor ... Read on »
Snapdragons, Verbena and Zinnias in a Vibrant Bed by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Snapdragons - some planted, some volunteers - are blooming cheerfully among zinnias, verbena and African daisies (Osteospermum) in the northwest corner garden at the S ... Read on »
Daylily Season by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Here is 'Sue Rothbauer,' which has excellent deep rose coloring.  All of the colors in these photos came out a litt ... Read on »
July Vase of Roses, Hydrangea and Mint by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening This is a recent vase with the last of my roses before most of the shrubs take a break from blooming. I included creamy 'Crocus Rose,' which blends nicely with ma ... Read on »
English Roses Blooming in Yellow, Peach and White by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Above is a close view of 'Teasing Georgia', which is a lovely soft yellow.  I have two 'Crown Princess Margareta' roses growing on trellises near 'Teasing Ge ... Read on »
English Roses Blooming in All Shades of Pink by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Eighteen different English roses have bloomed this month in the garden.  I caught pictures of all of them but will divide them into two posts since there are so many.  ... Read on »
Clematis In Bloom by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Most of my clematis vines are blooming right now.  I don't have much room for more shrubs in the garden, but I managed to squeeze in a few more clematis this spring.  ... Read on »
Bold 'Coral Supreme' Peony Blooms by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Speaking of catmint, this wide view of the house shows several catmint plants in full bloom.  The Korean dogwood is hiding the peony flowers on the left, and the ... Read on »
Not Quite Billowing and Encompassing, But On Its Way by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I am starting with a couple of shots from the west garden, which was planted in 2010 and is more established than the b ... Read on »
Plenty of Pink Blooms by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Here is another shot of the Anemone.  Gorgeous color, lots of fluffy petals, delicate black center - I'm in love. ... Read on »
Tulip, Hellebore and Lilac Floral Arrangement by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Peony-flowering 'Blue Spectacle' tulips add mauvey-plum or plummy-mauve or some color like that.  I love how their stems curve to make a soft and flowing arrangement ... Read on »
May Garden Views by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Come take a tour of the garden with all its May flowers.  Above you can see lots of spring green - except for the trees, which are still in the process of leafing out. ... Read on »
Celebrate Spring with Double Red Tulips - Oh, Miranda! by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Spring bulbs are peaking over at the Spokane Temple right now.  Thousands of perennials daffodils outside the fence and tulips inside the fence - safe from deer - are ... Read on »
April Garden Views 2014 by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening True to tradition, we've had some showers lately to get ready for a bigger burst of bloom in May.  But there are also pre ... Read on »
Easter Floral Arrangements by VW Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I also put together these flowers in foam for the pulpit.  I'm not completely pleased with how they look - it seems ... Read on »