A Seattle Spring Garden
Is there anything better than that feeling of seeing your house as you pull up to the curb after a trip? For me there is not. I can be gone just a few short days, and I can’t believe how homesick I get. It doesn’t matter that the second I return, everything goes back to mommy duties, because that moment when you scoop your kids into your arms and kiss their little squishy faces makes everything worth it.
Then comes the weirdo admission. After I am done hugging and squeezing my family and getting trampled with licks by Henry (my dog everyone)- I love to go out to my garden and inspect. When you have been gone for a few days or weeks, everything changes.
Because we have had such a difficult year here in Seattle, (like I can count the number of sunny days on one hand since last Spetember) the yard has kind of been in a state of paralysis. We are in late May and there are buds and flowers just sprouting that really should have been here months ago. It is a strange phenomena.
Apparently there was some sun while I was gone, (but don’t worry- it was sure to be replaced with drizzle by the time I returned!!) I guess that little bit of warmth got the flowers to open their little faces up in hopes of more. I hope that nature doesn’t disappoint them!
Even if you have no interest in gardening, maybe you will at least appreciate what a budding Spring garden looks like in the Pacific Northwest…
Yellow Peony Tree
Raspberry Sorbet Peonies about to bloom
HoneySuckle with gorgeous little trumpet flowers
These will be ripe and juicy figs with a green skin and red inside in a few months
Lilacs….a childhood favorite
Fungus? Pretty huh? It looks like coral…
If the birds don’t these, they will be sweetheart cherries in July
Climbing Rose- a rapid grower. This one has grown 30 feet in 2 years. I am not kidding.
I can’t remember? Mom if you read this can you remember. I have about 100 of them planted! I love the delicate little green tinged bells…
Bleeding heart. So pretty!
Hidden jewel in the shade garden. Lilly of the valley. Makes me think of my sister.
Pia shows you how tall these are!
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The girls look beautiful in these pictures and the garden as well!
That’s a soloman’s seal perennial you have. I know what you mean aboutthe weather and the garden. I from Oregon. Let’s hope for a better summer this year!
Thanks Mimi!!! Soloman’s Seal!
thank you for that little botonical garden tour…everything looks amazing…..it reminds me of how awesome spring is…
I was trying to remind myself reallY! It gets easy to complain in this part of the country with the awful weather- but we are actually so blessed by the beauty!
Charming. I like the unstructured approach you’ve taken designing your garden. One of my favorite flowers is the purple Viola. I agree, coming home is the best part of a trip. XXOO to you and the girls.
thanks Vicki! unstructured is right!! I just plant and plant every little nook and cranny of the garden and hope for the best! I wish I had tons of space for a vegetable garden, but alas it is a very “urban” garden. No big yards in my neighborhood…
Really beautiful. It has been such a peculiar winter. A week ago we had the worst winter storm, hail, snow, cold cold rain. And then boom! eighty degree weather.
Heather, I do not know whether you are a better cook or a better photographer! These pics are very very pretty!
Wow!!! Thank you!!! I am slowly working on my photography skills.
Lily of the Valley always makes me think of my mom. She has always had it and has perfume of the same.
Nice memory. 🙂
Mommies little twin!
Your garden photos are beautiful and I can completely relate to running out to inspect mine right after I hugged my family and pets when I got home from BlogHer Food. I am sorry I did not meet you, but I think I saw you a few times across the room (you are stunning!). Your girls and Henry are super adorable. What kind of dog is Henry?
I wish I met you Winnie!! Thank you for the compliments 🙂
Henry, (my first baby) is a St Bernard. He is in bikini shape for summer and still weighs in at 150, but back when I was catering he was a solid 180!lol! Big boy huh?