Hamamelis and Hummers–5 Things

Hummingbirds and Witch-hazel. I don't know how this escaped my notice all these years, but it appears that the hummingbirds LOVE Witch-hazel--Hamamelis. The boys and girls were out there this morning drinking to their hearts' content. I scoured Google images for one of a Hummingbird enjoying the nectar of the Hamamelis, without success. And try... Continue Reading →

Mid-Winter Blooms

On the infrequent dry winter days here on the Wet Coast, I have to go outside to see what's new in the garden. When you're planning your garden makeover, be sure to include winter-interest items.  

Winter Interest, Part 2

Winter interest part 2 I mentioned in the previous post that ways to create winter interest in our garden is to "think of the aspects to the garden that you like through the rest of the year, and then find winter tolerant providers-- texture, colour, movement, smell". So a quick note on "movement". Wind causing movement... Continue Reading →

The Winter Garden

This post is all about appreciating the winter garden. I read an interesting article today on one of my favourite blogs, Garden Rant, entitled "The Myth of Winter Interest". Now, far be in from me to dispute anything written by the esteemed Ranter Elizabeth Licata, so I'll just express here a different perspective. I LOVE to watch... Continue Reading →

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