Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Catskills Gardening in Early Spring

May comes in like a lion, out like a lamb in the Catskill Mountains of New York.
(March and April come and go like lions.)

It started with my newly planted crabapple Malus ‘Indian Spring’.

Soon, all the country lanes and driveways are green…

…and little calves are born…

…and farms leaf out…

…and farmers make hay for the cows to eat!

I stopped to enjoy Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis Matronalis) growing on the roadside…

…and picked some for my studio.

Back at my house, all the crops we eat are safe under a cold frame until June or so.
But, I do have some self-seeded pink forget-me-nots…

… and some of that Dame’s Rocket which hopefully will make lots of
babies all over my garden so it looks like this with my foxgloves.

Until next time, stay shabby!

I’ll be sharing this with:

Come over and visit the pretty gardens!
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Anonymous said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

I'm a Southern girl who feels a strong pull to New England. I have wanted to move and live up there for several years now but have not. This post really intensifies that pull that I feel.

So incredibly beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I read the article online about your little Victorian and loved it! I love that so many things are salvaged, and you are obviously so creative, what a wonderful job you've done. You're very talented, and I have been so inspired! Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven.

Kristine and Michael said...

I am sure we are one of the many people who found your blog a story because of the NY Times. It is wonderful and we look foward to seeing all your future projects too. You and your husband are a wonderful pair of people that we need so much more of.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Charlene made me come here, sigh. But I'm happy she did. a beautiful little cottage studio and a great article.

HB said...

I love your place! You are truly an inspiration, you have certainly showed people that bigger is not better..You have an creative imagination. Thank you for sharing!


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