|Carol's Garden, a painting by one of my wife's friends
The painting on the right was inspired by the garden. My wife handles the flowers and vegetables while I do the shrubs, trees and general landscaping design.
Yesterday Vera Pavone stopped by with a gift of 2 more plants while there is little space for them, but I'll manage.
I hope the weather holds for this Thursday as we're doing a memorial/party for my dad for friends and family where we will serve his favorite foods -- plus some edible stuff. He told me, "When I go don't have a funeral, have a party. I'll pay for it." I hope the check doesn't bounce (and yes we did have a funeral). I wrote a piece about my dad for my writing group and after revising it based on their input I will use it to say a few words. Very few so people can eat that Waldbaum's rotisserie chicken he loved so much.
These are from my phone and do not do the garden justice. If only I were a real photographer.... I want to share them with you before I head over to the MORE Happy hour where we will eat, drink and be merry --- and have some great conversations -- and get to see some of the new MORE logos being developed.
|Took me years to figure out how to get from deck to patio and a local guy has done work for 25 years for me executed it perfectly.
|An offspring from my famous oak leaf hydangea c. 1987 which is still in my backyard - I have given cuttings to everyone and gardens all over have the babies. At that time it was rare, now all over the place.
|Oak leaf next to Daphnoides blue (purple) hydrangea
|Vera gave me this as a young Viburnam many yrs ago -- I had no room so put it in my neighbor's yard. Then put in a twin.
|Early spring in front
|An amazing vibernum - blooms all summer
|Side of the house that is not often seen,
|An almost dead maple when I got it at Botanic Garden plant sale many years ago. I could stare at it for hours -- and often do.
|A little mountain laurel -- a few weeks of bliss
|One of 3 smoke bushes I have
|Climbing Hydrangea -- the first time it bloomed like this ever -- lots of work pruning to get it like this