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植物

Japanese Persimmon

My Fuyu Japanese Persimmon now has some fruits. I'm very excited and watering every day. I hope I will able to harvest some this fall, for the first time. 06-30-2022 裏庭に植えてある富有柿に、小さな実がいくつもついているのに気がつきました …

Western Pasqueflower (Anemone occidentalis)

While enjoying breathtaking view of the deep blue lake, I happened to look down. What I found was this beauty quietly sitting and blooming on this rocky ground. Her name is Western Psqueflower, or Anemone occidentalis. Crater Lake N.P. 06-…

Lil Flowers at Craters of The Moon National Monument

Little flowers bloom and survive in lava field. 05-26-2022 アイダホの溶岩の中で咲く、小さな花たち

Lupine

My front yard must be perfect fit for thses lupines. These grew from a packet of mixed perennial seeds I planted two years ago. 05-25-2022 2年前に播いた種から、見事に育ったルピナス 苗買うとけっこう高いので、嬉しい

My kids I'm Leaving Behind...

I hope these flowers and vegetables will survive during my road trip. 05-17-2022 この子たちを置いて、2週間近く留守にするのは後ろ髪引かれるけれど そんなこといってたら、どこへも行けん 辛抱して待っててね

Lesser Goldfinch

Lesser Goldifnch came to my plants on our sidewalk garden and pecking it. One step closer to my dream of offering edible garden for both wildlife and human. 05-17-2022 家の前の歩道に、何か動くモノが・・・ よく見ると、黄色っぽい小鳥がうちの…

Late Bloomers

After over 20 camellia flowers bloomed at once and fell, two little buds have been left behind. They are for sure beautiful late bloomers. 05-12-2022 20以上の花が一気に咲いて、すべて落花した後に 硬いつぼみだった残りの2輪が、ずいぶん遅れて…

Berries

ストロベリー#1 ストロベリー#2 ストロベリー#3 "Hood" ブルーベリー ラズベリー 今年の我が家のベリーラインナップ 3つめのストロベリー、フッド(Hood)は、今年初めて苗をひとつ買ってみました フッドストロベリーは、この辺りで採れる、実が中まで真っ…

Hanging Baskets

This year, I made two hanging baskets, one is filled with petunia and another with fuchsia, which should attract hummingbirds. Since no flowers yet, a hummer came to drink from my feeder. Can you see her? 05-11-2022 今年は、ペチュニアとフ…

Morning Colors Rose

I've been waiting for this day, the day my rose starts blooming. This years first blossum is "Morning Colors Rose." Fragrant single petal rose attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. 05-11-2022 待ちに待ったばらの開花 今年一番最初に花…

Maritime Plants

Towns on Oregon Coast, such as Depoe Bay are on Maritime Climate. They enjoy cooler summers and milder winters, different from ones in Willamette Valley. So do plants on the coast. Depoe Bay 05-03-2022 オレゴンコースト沿岸の気候は、内陸部…

Spring for $1.99

Every spring, Trader Joes sells "spring" for $1.99. Super great deal I can't miss during still-dark-wet-end of winter time. How many times I bought them this spring... I can't remember. March & April 2022 水仙の季節は、もう終わりましたが …

Blooms From Last Spring

ラズベリーの花 生き残れなかったカーネーション 一年草のプランター シカゴピースのつぼみ クリーピングタイム Looks like everything in my yard has been growing a bit slow this year.Prabably, the reason is weather... Annual plants I purchased in…

Persian Buttercup

Persian buttercup (Ranunculus) is one of my favorite flowers. Sadly, its thin stem teends to give way to weight of flowers with so many petals. When that happens, I cut it and put it into a smaller vase to appreciate its beauty. 04-22-2022…

Fairies in The Woods

Trillium's season will be ending soon. See you next spring, lovely fairies in the woods. 04-06-2021 エンレイソウの季節も、そろそろ終わりに近づいてきました また来年ね、森の妖精さん

Bloom One After Another

This year, our backyard camellia has started a bit late. I counted over 20 flower buds and they have been blooming one after another. Now first several flowers fell from the tree. 04-08-2022 咲き始めるのが遅かった、今年の我が家のつばき 数…

フクシャ・サタデー 2022

無料でいれてくれた土 It's the time of Fucsia Saturday at Fred Meyer! I bought one large resin pot, several annual plants and three cherry tomato plants for over $70. Store staff will fill your pots with Black Gold potting soil, including p…

Apple Blossom

I love apple blossoms. When we purchased our first house (=current house), I wanted to plant an apple tree in my yard. Unfortunately, our backyard doesn't get enough sun and have enough space for an apple tree to spread its branches. So I …

Red Flowering Currant

Red flowering currant is native to Pacific Northwest and Canada. Nector of its tiny pink flowers is hummingbird's favorite and important meal for hummers in early spring. I'm wanting to add this beauty to my sun-dappled backyard... questio…

Season of Fresh Green Leaves

去年植えた延齢草 すずらん ラズベリー スナップえんどう ブルーベリー お気に入りの一重咲きのばら Color of fresh green leaves is my favorite. 03-28-2022 春の初め、新緑の頃の葉っぱの色が、一番好きです

Camellia in My Backyard 2022

Finally, my potted camellia tree has started to bloom. I see many flower buds. This season will be very flourishing. 03-27-2022 まだかまだかと待っていた鉢植えの椿が、咲きました 今年はつぼみがたくさんついているので、たくさん咲いてくれそうで…

My Dream Flowering Tree

I love magnolia flowers, especially in light pink. It starts blooming without leaves while it's still cold. When we purchased our first home in new developed residential area, we decided to plant flowering tree in our vacant backyard. I wa…

Spring Fairy Tale Walk

It is the time of the year when Trilliums bloom. Every spring, I look forward to strolling this path of Trilliums. My fairy tale walk. 03-30-2020 今年の延齢草 ハッとして立ち止まるほどではなかったのは、まだピークではないのか それともここ数…

World of Little Green Moss

Vast world of little green moss quietly breathes under beautiful flower trees. Well-maintained moss indicates loving care of their gardeners. 03-24-2022 ふと足元に目を落として気がついたのが、苔の緑の美しさ 触ってみると思ったより柔らかい 大…

Pretty in Pink

Camellia in girly pink is just like a noble quiet princess. Its beauty softly radiates and brightens around her. 03-24-2022 つばきシリーズの最後は、可愛らしいピンク 静かで控えめな美しさで、周りを明るくする、初々しい乙女のよう

Pure in White

Pure and refreshing, holy white camellias are. 03-24-2022 清楚な美しさを放つ、白いつばき 落花したつばきがつくる花の絨毯を期待していましたが、苔が傷むので落ちた花は取り除くとの説明でした なるほど、と納得しつつも、ちょっとがっかり・・・ ポー…

Classic in Red

When you think of camellia, red one will proably come into your mind. While majority of red camellia in Portland Japanese Garden is double-flowered, now I miss single petal camellia, such as famous tea ceremony flower, "Wabisuke." Portland…

Camellia's Bloom in Full Swing

一本の椿から、違った色の花が咲く不思議 Portland Japanese Garden in late March is filled with camellia flowers. As for a camellia flower, I prefer the beginning of bloom over full bloom, but any stage of blooms is beautiful in different way…

Weeping Cherry Tree

帰り際に、日が差しました I thought it is about time for weeping cherry tree to bloom... I was right. I'm also glad that I took advantage of "member only early hours" to beat the crowd. Less people, better view. 03-24-2022 3月に入って2回目…

Cherry Blossom Viewing

After cloudy morning, sun and blue sky returned, that means... it is a time to appreciate cherry blossom. Luckily, I have small cherry blossom trees in our small neighborhood park, only five minutes walk. 03-22-2022 青空が見えたので、徒歩3…