What a garden show should be: the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Birches, chamaecyparis and confers of all types mixed with red-twigged dogwoods, hellebores and hamamelis (witch hazels) artfully blended to create scenes of Great Northwest fantasy. I heard several friends were going to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Tired of brown Bermuda and trees without snow, I decided to use some of my points, fly…

This time last year

This time last year, our red dirt world was covered in snow due to a blizzard of epic proportions. Oklahomans aren’t used to twelve inches of the white stuff, and so much frozen precip ground the state to a halt. I enjoyed it, but Bill, who had a snow contract, worked really, really hard. So…

Butchart Gardens

Last summer, while in Seattle, Bill, the kids and I visited Victoria on Vancouver Island and Butchart Gardens. I was told I should visit, so I did, and I dragged ASW and Bear along. Poor things. This may make me very unpopular, but while I walked Butchart, I kept thinking about how it reminded me…