Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Look Back

Looking back over this past year, I have been struck by its inconsistencies.  As an avid gardener, the weather has always played an important role in my day-to-day activities.  A fairly nonexistent winter, followed by monsoon-like rains in spring and early summer.  Autumn was found to be unusually warm and dry.  No complaints here. And so far, the winter has been cold, wet, warm, snowy, warm and wet with more snow in the forecast.
February, 2013. Ice on the pond but no snow.

Slushy snow in March.

Helping a friend with her new bees in April.
May saw the Open Days Tour at Margaret Roach's with more tours to follow...
The home of George Washington's mother in Fredericksburgh, Virginia

Azaleas along the path at Marjorie Merriweather Post's home in Washington, DC

An archway at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Annual spring plant sale at the Landis Arboretum in Esperance, NY

I have never cared for yuccas but mine put on quite a show this summer!

One of the fabulous display gardens at Shades of Green in Charlton, NY.

A beautiful mass planting of Sedum, 'Autumn Joy', at an estate garden in Greenwich, CT.

Beguiling begonias in a greenhouse at White Flower Farm in Litchfield, CT

After many a dull autumn, this year, the leaves were spectacular.

2014 will bring about the Great Garden and Landscaping Symposium in April, 
new garden plans and many a garden tour.  We will keep 
you posted and wish you all a very happy New Year! 

I'd leave all the hurry, the noise and 
the fray,
For a house full of books, and a garden 
of flowers.
- Andrew Lang -

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