Today was a beautiful day to be in the garden--not too cold, not too hot and not too buggy. We had plenty of visitors today as well. Stop by and see the garden yourself next Sunday, May 5, for the garden meeting at 11 am, followed by a work day.
Someone inquired about the crabapple trees today. It's hard to reconcile these beautiful trees with the crabapple that haunted my yard when I was a little kid. It was sickly, and it didn't bear shriveled, tiny fruits so much as hurl them at you. It was the bane of my grandfather's existence for at least the first 5–6 years of my life until he finally chopped it down. These crabapples are much friendlier.
A study in purples.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
I'd also like to remind everyone about the blog. I'll be posting, and Abigail also has volunteered to write posts and put up photos. I'm going to try to keep this updated with garden news and events, as well as Claire's garden tasks. Also, if anyone has anything they'd like to promote outside of the garden--community events, plays, concerts, news, etc., don't hesitate to contact me for a post! My email is rubio.josie(at)gmail.com. And don't forget to join our Facebook group as a way for keeping in touch with members.
Below are pictures and my random thoughts.
|The forsythia is in full bloom.|
|Since I'm not a very good photographer, I sometimes take extreme close-ups to make my photos look vaguely artsy.|
|The garden wall in the morning.|
|More photos from around the garden. The garden wall during the afternoon.|
|Some bleeding hearts already are in bloom in a shady garden spot.|
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Of course, there's plenty of real wildlife in the garden, such as this black and green caterpillar
|After vine removal on Sept. 9|