self-portrait with my favorite wide brimmed hat, after a morning in the garden
For the first time in over two years, I am finally back out in the garden. With virtually no stamina, and some days, even less strength, it has been tiring. But being back outside, among the birds and butterflies, the buzzing of the bees and with Georgia jumping through the bushes.... it is such a great freedom.
Tomorrow is the Ithaca Plant Sale. The last time we went to the plant sale, we brought home a van full of plants; annuals, perennials and shrubs. This year we are trying to cut down on what we have to take care of. Much of what we aim to pick up will be potted up annuals. Many of our beds of perennials will be dug up, weeds cut down and the best plants replanted elsewhere. My hope is to see at least two of these perennial beds turned into a small orchard of fruit trees. Now that we have our deer fence around the garden, it finally seems possible.