I’ve worked with a lot of plants this week. On Sunday, the sun shone bright and the temperature was in the 70’s. More importantly, we had our most successful Master Gardener plant sale ever. With a committee of 12 and a volunteer group of 27, we set up tables, signs and tents and handled over 700 plants during a seven-hour period. It was a lot of hard work, but the proceeds will fund our community projects and our UNH Thomas School of Applied Science scholarship.
This week we have gray skies and plenty of rain again. The grass is green, and the plants are growing. The Dwarf Korean Lilac, Patriot Hosta, Solomon Seal, and Lady’s Mantle are beautiful. I included a photo of my bottle tree from South Carolina. And, yes, I drank every one of those bottles of wine but only to get the blue bottles for the tree. 🙂
The Clematis and Bleeding Hearts are blooming while the Peonies and Blueberries, are budding, and the Spirea is changing colors. I love horses. We owned full size and minis when we lived in the Midwest so I really like this new little piece of garden art.
Under these circumstances, the weeds are also growing like they are on steroids. Besides plain ordinary weeds, I’ve been picking buckets full of sprouting oak and maple seeds from all of the beds.
So, last week I bought a new bird bath and added a solar bubbler to it. I love it, and for $17 a little water feature with several different heads is a fun addition. Plus, it will be easy to pick up put away for the winter.
It is an Ankway solar bird bath fountain pump. I ran across it by accident, but after reading the reviews it seemed like a good choice. It only works when the sun is shining on it, but that’s usually when I’m outside enjoying the gardens. It might not work for everyone, but it is fine for my needs.
With the coming Memorial Day weekend, that is our clue to head to Bob’s Clam Hut for a lunch of fried clams. We do that every year before tourist season starts and then don’t normally go back until after Labor Day. Already, they had people directing traffic and a waiting list for tables. The license plates in the parking lot looked like a tour of the eastern map.
Ah, summer is headed our way even if I have to wear a fleece this morning. 🙂