Drenched in Daffodils

DSC_0264The sun has finally come out to play! We are warming up and the daffodils have bloomed just in time for Easter. Yellow is everywhere between the daffodils, which are mainly in our back yard and in the front pots, and the forsythia. You can see the tulips starting to come up, but they won’t bloom for another 2 to 3 weeks. No complaints here, though….Spring has finally sprung!DSC_0275DSC_0267 DSC_0268DSC_0278 DSC_0271 DSC_0273 DSC_0277 DSC_0279Hoping it’s sunny and bright for you this weekend and happy Easter to those who celebrate!


Trade Secrets Coming Up – May 13,14

DSC_0207-686x1024For the past 2 years, I have delighted in attending Trade Secrets, the quintessential rare plants and garden antiques show, conceived of by Bunny Williams! Located at the bucolic Lion Rock Farm in Sharon, CT, selected vendors display thier plants and garden accessories under tents and out in the open.

This year, I will sadly miss the event, but want to encourage you to make the trip if you can! This year it is on Mother’s Day weekend, May 13th and 14th. The sale will happen on the 13th and the private gardens tour will occur on the 14th. The garden of Bunny Williams and John Rosselli is among the gardens you can tour.

My advice is get there EARLY! Wear wellies or shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. And, come ready to have fun! If you want to grab a yummy lunch, I love the White Hart Inn in nearby Salisbury.

Here are a few shots from my last visit.DSC_0209-676x1024 DSC_0213-685x1024 DSC_0219-685x1024 DSC_0220-685x1024 DSC_0221-850x1024DSC_0259-1024x685 DSC_0222-685x1024 DSC_0227-685x1024 DSC_0254-1024x685If you love to garden, this event is not to be missed! Give Bunny my best!


Garden Update

DSC_0265The summer growing season is in full swing, but is a little behind the normal schedule. My hydrangea bushes and trees have typically bloomed in full by now, but this year they are blooming a little later. I’ve also noticed that the hydrangea bushes have less blooms than in years past. That’s part of the fun….you never quite know what will happen each season.

That said, things are looking green and lush. Here’s a look!DSC_0274DSC_0267DSC_0271 DSC_0272 DSC_0273 DSC_0275 DSC_0276 DSC_0277And, of course, I always love a pop of pink with the mandavilla that flanks our back door.

What’s blooming where you live?!!