Thursday, April 30, 2009


Not much to report from the garden front since my last post, however each morning I make a cursory tour of the gardens to see what's going on, make sure things that shouldn't be dying aren't, etc. So far, so good with the plants I added to the beds last weekend, although it looks like one of the basil plants (of 3) has wilted. I find this interesting because it is planted in the same area as the other two and so gets the same amount of water and sun. I will try to see if I can revive it, but I don't have high hopes. Everything else, including the rosemary that I neglected to mention last time, which is planted with the oregano among the mint, is doing fine. I even think that the strawberry plants and eggplant have gotten bigger already! (But maybe that's just wishful thinking.)

Aside from that, the early spring bloomers are fading group by group, with the daffodils leading the way. The hostas have not been invaded by slugs yet, with no signs of munching (which reminds me, I really need to take preventive measures and spread some slug pellets). We mowed the lawn for the first time the other night, and C. quite severely trimmed down the rose of Sharon that stands on the border with our "good" neighbor—it was our turn this year. We're still trying to decide what to do with the rather nondescript bush that looks nice for about one or two weeks out of the year, sitting at the corner of our garage; we'll probably take it down and expand our patio out a bit to make more room for our potted plants in the summer, mostly tomatoes and various peppers (hot and sweet).

I have a busy next few days getting ready for a workshop I am presenting on Sunday at the museum where my current solo exhibition is hung, so I'm not sure I'll be able to get out to the gardens much. I do hope to make a little more progress on the carving out of the beds in the back, though—even a foot at a time is progress!

Some photos, as promised from last time:

A plethora of tulips

Newly planted rose bushes along the back

Some returning sedum I planted last year, plus hyacinth


  1. Amy,
    You left a post on my garden blog – thanks - but I know of you! I designed the "catalog" for your Castellani exhibit, "Nothing Was About to Happen." I do all their design work and am on their advisory board. I work pretty closely with Michael, Kate and Susan on most exhibitions & marketing pieces. Pleasure to make you acquaintance, such as this is. Glad to know of another garden blog in the area. I'm president of Garden Walk Buffalo also. I'll be adding you to my blog list.