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!