Tag: garden

My Native Front Yard – Blue Vervain Watercolor

Today blue vervain (Verbena hastata) is in bloom in the native garden. I absolutely love its flowers. Up close they look blue-purple. From a distance they look purple to pinkish-purple. The actual flower itself is tiny but grows in clusters on a spike. They… Continue Reading “My Native Front Yard – Blue Vervain Watercolor”

My Native Front Yard – Golden Alexander and Prairie Alumroot

Build it (a native garden) and they will come (insects)! He he he. That was the famous quote from the 1989 movie, Field of Dreams, without the garden and insects insert. But in all seriousness, they will come. Why do we need to help… Continue Reading “My Native Front Yard – Golden Alexander and Prairie Alumroot”

Herb Spiral Watercolor Sketch

What is an herb spiral? Well, it’s like a garden bed except instead of a raised box with plants planted in rows, it’s a circle and the plants are planted in a spiral pattern, allowing you to grow more in little space. What you… Continue Reading “Herb Spiral Watercolor Sketch”

Backyard Garden Sketch

Do you remember a few months ago when I failed big time on harvesting black walnuts?  My harvest resulted in much work and no payoff. Zip. Nada. And to tell you the truth years ago that would have been just enough to discourage me… Continue Reading “Backyard Garden Sketch”

Garden Flowers Sketch

The blessings of summer are abundant! It is just a few weeks away until the first day of summer and I am already enjoying  full blooms in the garden. How lucky I am to walk in my own backyard and reap the benefits. Truly grateful, I do not consider… Continue Reading “Garden Flowers Sketch”

Backyard Birds Sketch

I love my backyard. It’s my little oasis, a place to escape to and run away from the world. I run away often. I sometimes just sit on the dirt in my garden and watch the bumble bees and birds. Here is a photo from… Continue Reading “Backyard Birds Sketch”

Summer Harvest

This picture is from my garden right at the height of summer flower harvest. The purple flower is salvia and the yellow is carpet flower. Two contrasting colors sitting right next to each other! It seems that after this point, the flowers in my garden… Continue Reading “Summer Harvest”