|Grape Hyacinth(Muscari) under Bradford Pear|
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
This time of year can sometimes feel overwhelming in the garden. So much to clean up from the winter and pots, arbors, follies to move and plants to put in anew. For me it is a constant struggle... garden or studio. Because of the fact that my work in the garden seems to inspire my artistic senses and muse, it is best for me to give the garden some extra time now, which pays great dividends in the heat of summer months. This is a time of pacing ones self. Stopping for a glass of ice cold tea, or water and some fruit every few hours. A few hours seems to be my limit right now. My strength has not quite returned fully. So in those times, I head to the studio, or my trusty sketch book for a well needed break away from the garden.
|A sketch of the house done for a new painting currently in progress.|
It is the season of white blooms in the lower area of the garden. The Bradford Pears line the driveway and remind me of lacy bridal dresses. There are six quite large ones around the perimeter....recently it rained for days and their blooms came down quickly, before I was able to capture them...they will have to wait until next year to show their splendor to you.
|I love this beautiful Hosta we had purchased from Bridgewood Gardens a couple years ago!|
|The smell of Sweet William is intoxicating.|
It is a lovely ground cover that spreads quickly under the Bloodgood Japanese Maple.
|This viburnum, bleeding heart and hosta are next to the foamflower. The colors repeat themselves over and over along the path. There are also purple leaved coral bells later on throughout the summer, which are just coming up right now.|
|Boxwood hedges around the garden shed.|
|The garden shed with an old sundial from an estate sale.|
|Lilacs about to come into full bloom.|
There is so much more to see here ... as the seasons go round and round.
Thank you for coming. Hope you enjoyed the visit.
Come again soon.