Monthly Archives: May 2014

The flower procession is picking up speed

It’s getting harder to keep up with everything that is flowering. The pictures in this post are a fraction of what has come into bloom.  Recent warm weather and a little rain have been ideal. Compared to the last two … Continue reading

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Birds are part of a healing garden

As an attentive observer of birds, it pains me that my little point-and-shoot camera, perfectly fine for flower shots, cannot do justice to the beautiful birds of the Medicinal Herb Garden. Luckily, Emile Pitre, Associate Vice President at the UW … Continue reading

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About bees…an entomologist speaks

I recently had the chance to talk to UW entomologist Evan Sugden. In addition to teaching traditional entomology classes, Evan teaches a class on scientific beekeeping. It’s not just because I get a jar of delicious honey at the end … Continue reading

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Yet more flowers…and why not? It’s spring.

I’ve been busy planting recently. It’s been a good mix of rain and sun and though it cooled off a bit today, we haven’t had the protracted cold of the last few springs. Knock on wood. It’s tough when plants … Continue reading

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Wasteland

Most of the yard attached to the house where I live belongs to the city. Past landowners have fenced it in, creating a de facto private space. My housemates and I have a large vegetable garden in the side yard, … Continue reading

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