Imagine that. Who would have thought it! Two years ago on a whim I decided to share my garden and, okay, bits of me with the world. And, we're still here...the garden and me! Both of us have changed some, expanding and retracting (probably more expanding than retracting, but let's not go there...), a little older, maybe a little wiser (maybe), more colorful and more adventurous, but...most of all...enriched by trying this blogging thing and meeting all of you. Really! It's been more fun than I expected (I mean, I didn't expect fun, but hey, I'll take it!).
Since I'm no computer whiz (yes, you know that), I won't entertain you with fancy graphics or whatever they might be called. I'll just keep on...doing whatever it is I do. Which means, I think, I'll talk about what's going on in my garden, what garden-y things I'm doing or seeing and especially those gardens I visit. And, speaking of that....(great segue, don't you think?)
Did you miss me?? I've been gone....however, I have lots to share with you! (I know, that file keeps getting bigger and bigger...so, I guess you'll just have to hang with me until I get around to it all...right?) Three new-to-me gardens are waiting to be shared, i.e., Portland's famous Japanese Garden, The Oregon Garden, and, my favorite of these, I think, The Bishop's Close. Of course, I went shopping (need you ask)! But, I was very restrained and only three (okay, four) plants came home with me...and some wonderful Oregon grown Dahlias (who can resist? not me). If you know Portland, you know about Powell's...so, yes, a few garden books begged to come home with me also (even a few cookbooks...oh right, that's the other blog...the one I will get back to one of these days). So, see, there's lots to talk about.
And, I haven't gotten to the Horticulture Symposium I attended before I left...can't wait to tell you all about that! A few things are coming up in the future (it never ends...or at least, I hope it doesn't!...it is Garden Education Season, after all!) and there's all that other stuff still waiting...
For grins, here's last year's anniversary post (there actually was a second one) and my very first one.
Because you expect it (don't you?) and because there are a few things to look at....here's what I found upon my return:
My second crocus to bloom (the first was already spent)...not the Cream Beauties I usually have (think they went along with the tree I had taken out...):
Those Snowdrops that were just poking out are going strong (and some others are now peeking through):
The Hardy Cyclamen that had just a couple blooms now has a nice little group:
Daffodils are putting up foliage all around, but I think these are the first buds I've found:
Yesterday, I was out doing errands and I happened upon a feeding frenzy at a local grocery store. People snatching at flowers (tisk, tisk, those of you who waited until the last moment...)...it was quite entertaining...and then I spied some tulips...quite cheap, too...and I just had to jump in....
Worth it, yes? A little blogging anniversary present to myself! Here's to a new year of garden adventures!