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Saturday, May 08, 2010

How nice to see you!

Today Old Country Gardens was officially open for business. The weather was a bit challenging, morning spits of showers, late afternoon was gale like winds but hey, nothing stops gardeners!

It was so nice to see so many long time gardening friends. Today was "men's day", it seems like the guys were out and they were shopping for Hosta and Daylilies!

Vinnie drove over in a truck that makes my heart go pitter patter and loaded the bed up with daylilies... what a guy!

Visitors had to take a whiff of the honeysuckle and just missing at the right corner was a huge lilac bush in full bloom. Wish I had smell-o-vision here for all of you.

I only had a minute to sit but had to sit in that swing and look up at the sky, wasn't it beautiful!

The Vibernum plicatum that I received years ago from my friend Kim has grown to the size of a small tree. It was just a cutting she had layered in her garden and fit easily into my SUV back then.

Some winters the Lysimachia 'Jenny' doesn't return but this year it seems to have loved all the snow cover we had. This photo was actually taken in Kim's garden the other day but mine looks just as nice and across the street my friend Cynthia has a wealth of this lovely plant too.

Right now I'm physically exhausted, this is the first time this season that I spent all day outside. Luckily everybody helps me, Mom does just about everything. One of the men who came to shop dug his own Hostas out of the ground.

The good news? Yes, it was benign and despite some setbacks being in the garden and seeing all my friends again is the best therapy of all.


webb said...

What a wonderful day and everything in your garden - at least what you have shared today - looks great. Hope it's a really good season. Wish I could see it in person, too.

Jim Groble said...

Wonderful news, great pics and post. jim

Bernie said...

Glad to hear your first day was such a success ... great news also that you've had a full day outside and feel fine. I do hope you keep on going so well and keep getting stronger.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I missed opening day, had a family party in Southampton. I'm hoping to get there next week for some hostas and goodies! Hope you're feeling stronger every day.

CiNdEe said...

Yay for your good news! Your garden looks beautiful as always! What a wonderful day for you!(-: