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Happy Belated Friday from my Garden!

These photographs were taken April 11 during Portland’s late and unusual snowfall. Most of my plants are very cold-hardy and have survived major ice storms. This late cold snap did damage a few plants, but they should recover with time. My little friend looked cold! […]

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Hummingbird Magic!

Here’s a moment of Hummingbird Magic! Ever since putting out the flying saucer style feeders I’ve gotten more visitors. Our local bird store recommends mixing the nectar 1 part sugar and 3 parts water. This makes it more concentrated and nourishing during really cold weather. […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

It’s been a strange week here at my house! Sunday night I felt like something was in my right eye. I didn’t think much of it until Sunday morning when the entire right side of my face started to hurt as if thousands of needles […]

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Hummingbird Magic!

   Black Magic Penstemon are hummingbird magnets! This rufous hummingbird is feasting … flitting from blossom to blossom … back and forth … up and down … and around and around … until it’s time to move on! 🙂

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Happy Friday from my Plum Tree!

The year after planting this plum tree we got a bumper crop of fruit! But ever since, when the tree awakens in the spring there are lots of blossoms, but no fruit. Nontheless, I love this tree! It provides nectar for hummers and mason bees […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

This Western Swallowtail has taken a liking to my Korean lilac bush. It visits every day and always heads straight for these fragrant blossoms. Just take a look at the proboscis covered in pollen! I watched until it disappeared into the woods along with the […]

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