items tagged with garden

June 22, 2011


It appears as though this piece of garden sculpture is pushing its way through a family of ferns, but the reality is the ferns have surrounded the static artpiece. Quite a contrast in colors, textures.

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June 22, 2010

Bright colors

It doesn’t seem like we’ve had much sun lately, but there has been enough to open up blossoms like this one. Look to “Watercolors” in the Activities section to see some photos I took at the Lowe’s garden shop last … Continue reading

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June 15, 2010

Unfolding in sun

We spent time in the yard yesterday in anticipation of rain today. This beautiful rose began to unfold in the warmth of the June sun. Wind and rain are tough on flowers, so this one will likely end up inside.

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May 12, 2010

Flora plus art

LaConner boasts public art, too, such as this sculpture “planted” among tulips at a home just two blocks from downtown.

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August 14, 2009

Hearty blossoms

Garden plants and flowers have taken a bit of a beating in recent days. This hydrangea, however, still looks good despite wind and rain.

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July 28, 2009

Garden greeting

It’s been upstaged in recent weeks by the city’s “roundabout” project, but this Commercial Avenue garden is looking fantastic these days. The garden, planted and maintained by Simply Yards, is located on the west side of the new roundabout, a … Continue reading

October 9, 2008

Garden gives way

Fall weather has taken its toll on the garden, but “macro” options are always open, no matter the season. I don’t know the name of this bush, but I like the colors and the textures. Rather than raindrops, this morning’s … Continue reading

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August 25, 2008

Summer blush

A recent combination of rain and sunshine has converted to healthy blossoms in gardens all over this region. Among the beauties in the back yard right now is this begonia.

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June 27, 2008

Strange bee

I can’t identify this little bee’s “family,” but he was so cooperative I decided to make him my featured photo subject for the day. See more flower photos under “Blossoms open” in Activities section.

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May 10, 2008

Floral fundraiser

Dozens of roses donated by Christianson’s Nursery were among featured items at the annual garden fundraiser held at the Courtyard at the Majestic Inn and Spa. This is the fifth year a group of volunteers has contributed its time and … Continue reading

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April 26, 2008

Garden Art Fair

Sunshine broke through right on time for the Depot Garden Art Fair in downtown Anacortes this weekend. The fair continues through Sunday. Check out artist Dennis Cant’s work.

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February 4, 2008

Chilly morning

We awakened to a thin powdering of frozen stuff in the yard this morning, but forecasters say we’re in for a week of temperatures in the low forties. Gravelly ice took up temporary residence with many of our back yard … Continue reading

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