Monday, April 29, 2013

The Wet Open House and a Late Spring

Forsythia - clad in yellow
If the forsythia is blooming, I know it is officially spring. It was definitely a spring day yesterday for the open house - 55F and a steady cold drizzle - not terribly conducive to having a party outside with the grill fired up. But a few brave friends showed up and stopped by to visit, some from far-flung places like Ann Arbor and Port Huron. Was so nice to see everyone and I managed to move most of the turkey burgers so I won't be eating them all week. Fruit salad, veggies, cheesecake bars and brownies rounded out the menu so we had lots of food to share. Did a design for a friend who wants to stop by to pick up the plants this week. So in all, we got rained out but not washed out...

Took a tour of the gardens this morning to see a few spring bloomers starting to do their thing and took a few photos. We have lots of potting to do this week and we'll be going to a few more markets this week. Oakland County Farmers Market starts up Thursday at 7am to 1pm and I'll be back at Royal Oak Farmers Market on Fridays from 9-1. Armada Flea Market has started too so I'll be going up there from about 7am to 1pm on Sundays. And, of course, the nursery is always open by appointment so give me a call at 248-622-6527 if you'd like to visit.
Hyacinth planted long ago

Daffodils and scilla
Here's a tour of the few flowers that have been poking up in the garden. Welcome Spring!
Pulmonaria or Lungwort

Seedling Hellebore from my late father

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