Refuge II

I’ve been a gardener all my adult life. In fact, I think I was a gardener from my first baby steps – I just didn’t know it at the time. And in all my years of working in my home garden, in public gardens as lead steward or as part of a team, I have always found one thing to be true: no matter how I feel at the start of my gardening day, I always feel wonderful at the end.

Following are a few shots from my gardening life:

Calycanthus raulstonii, Carolina Allspice (my garden)
Pulsatilla vulgaris, Pasque Flower (my garden)
A magnificant Pseudotsuga menziesii, Douglas Fir (native forest), and me
A few of my spouse’s Dahlias

2 thoughts on “Refuge II

  1. There is an enormous Douglas fir in The Edinburgh (Scotland) Botanical Gardens. I believe I saw an even mightier one in the Botanical Gardens in St. Andrews, Fife, (also Scotland).

    The Dahlias are beautifully photographed.

    I guess you will have picked up from my post that I am not a serious gardener, I just do bits as necessary and work with what I like. Important to know though, if whatever I like will grow outside where I live without needing too much input from me.


    1. Thanks for your comment! We hope to get to Scotland in 2021 if all goes well world-wide with the vaccine.
      One of the most valuable lessons I learned while in the horticulture program (many years ago) is that the best garden to grow is the one that is the easiest to grow. Right plant, right place. My spouse likes to fuss over his Dahlias – I’m a “plant it and move on” type of gardener (except for my agaves!).


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