Saturday, May 16, 2009
A temporary garden acting like a real one
It doesn’t seem right to discuss flowers and Bloom Day without mentioning what’s been growing and blooming in the Show House garden. I’ve enjoyed watching our temporary garden develop as the trees, shrubs, and perennials get bigger and come into flower. Even the veggies are flowering—which isn’t supposed to happen—but they look pretty. Those we’ll keep and hopefully whomever gets them will whip them into shape.
Some of the more interesting plants include the two dogwoods, the fothergilla, and the trollius. The garden is pretty much in full sun, so everything is advanced. All the plants are healthy, and we’re pleased to be giving them back in such great condition to the nurseries who lent them. And glad not to have to worry about watering them anymore; the viewing period ends tomorrow. Sadly, nobody ever looks at this side (the back) of the salvaged door panels, where the trollius and tiarella are.
These pesky little pots, though cute, have needed constant watering throughout the viewing period, the tree bags generally need filling and every other shrub and perennial is in a container as well.
Above you can an idea of what some of the plants looked like when we started and what they've become, though I don't have exact matching shots that would do that, unfortunately.