Sunday, March 30, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
my sister-in-law gave me some snowdrops from her deceased mother's garden a few years back. they have been prolific! this weekend i dug some up, washed, separated, scanned and replanted them. i had to plant (and therefore scan) them during the day, so the background is not the usual black.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
back when my camera was working, i took a few pictures of human artistic attempts in our little village woods. this fellow can be found on the side of the skating shack.someone must have placed this stone between the trunks many years ago, now it is unmovable.
in the garden these days, i'm spraying deer stopper, as the deer are eating crocus, magnolia buds, rhodies, everything. we are preparing the north front yard for a complete makeover, using as little $ as possible. and i am executing the garden clean up. yesterday i got hubs to top the cherry tree. whew.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Since my good camera is in the shop (oh woe!) it's time to share some scans:H. Diane (the black background is created by scanning with the lid up at night in a dark room.)
Monday, March 10, 2008
Friday, March 07, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Sunday, March 02, 2008
where in the world is garden fool? that question is answered as part of the garden bloggers' geography project, begun by jodi of bloomingwriter. what a great idea, jodi!gf's approximate location is shown on this historic 19th century map of new york city with a 30 mile radius... gf is just north of the city in usda zone 6b near the mighty hudson. our river town has a complicated revolutionary war history, which is re-enacted every 5 years or so. our town has emerged from its industrial beginnings to become mostly a commuter town of about 8000 people. located on the eastern seaboard, new york city is famous world-wide, and can be seen from a river promontory in our town, below. from this spot you can see the george washington bridge and the tall, pointy building in the far distance, which is the empire state building. town residents were able to see the twin towers burning from this spot on 9/11/2001 (there is a memorial, but too depressing to post.) of course, new york city is also famous for times square, the statue of liberty, rockefeller center and other sites too numerous to name. but closer to gf are some incredible gardens to visit, including my favorite, wave hill. wave hill is a 28 acre public garden in the bronx, with views of the hudson river, and has my favorite alpine tufa collection, as well as incredible gardens of many types.