Sunday, May 27, 2012
Things are beginning to flower all over the garden now, adding splashes of color here and there. It's nice to see something other than solid green for a change. It's the peak of rhododendron color for us this week. Flower buds, like those in the photo above, have finally opened completely. We inherited many of our ancient rhododendrons from Mrs. Parker, the previous owner who lived here for many years, and their bright and bold colors always remind us of her. There is a huge mass of them completely lining the west side of the house that are such a deep pink that when viewed as a whole they appear almost cherry red.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
In the Fall, we plant plastic pots with tulip bulbs, cover them with wire screen to keep the rodents out, and then heel them into vacant raised beds in the potager where they spend the winter. Then, in the Spring, we simply remove them and pop them right into clay pots to provide some early color around the garden. To see more of what's out in the garden right now, read on.