This has been one weird week! It's hot, it's cold, it's wet, it's dry. You never know what you are going to get from one minute to the next. The garden hasn't seemed to mind. The roses are amazing, everything is green and lush. It's making for some really lovely floral arrangements, if we don't say so ourselves.
As you can see many of the roses are in bud. Hopefully they will be in full bloom for the open house. That first big bloom is one of the most magical times in the garden. We encourage everyone to bring cameras and easels out to capture the moment. We'll keep you posted.
The garden has been very busy this week. Almost everything has leafed out. There are a couple of rose bushes blooming. The lilacs were blooming for Easter arrangements. The Snow Ball viburnum has beautiful green buds. It has been a weird day, it rained all morning, now at 5:00pm the sun is coming out.
Front - Along Westside Road
Dragonfly Farm - Front (Along Westside)
Dragonfly Farm - Towards the Middle
Dragonfly Farm - Another Spot Toward the Middle
Dragonfly Farm - Toward the Back
Dragonfly Farm - Through the Willow Circle
Dragonfly Farm - From the Perimeter
The garden changes so quickly here at Dragonfly Farm. Every day it is dramatically different, especially at this time of year. We've never been very good about keeping a garden journal. We tend to remember what's blooming by holidays, birthdays and celebrations, but that changes year to year. So we've decided that once a week we are going to stand in the same places in the garden and take pictures. If we can keep this up, it'll be interesting to see how it changes year to year.
We'll start with a spot in the middle of the front, along Westside Road. One in the middle by the duck pond and on towards the back just past the center section of roses. Hopefully these will give us a good overall perspective of the garden.
Dragonfly Farm - Front 3/11/10
Dragonfly Farm - Middle
Dragonfly Farm - Towards the Back
What's in the garden this week:
This is an exciting time of year for us at Dragonfly FAr. We hope for as much rain as possible and then worry that everything is going to drown. We'd still rather have the rain. We are starting to see the transition from sticks and mud to the first big bloom.
During the winter Bonnie spends most of her time in meetings planning weddings and events for the coming season. In her free time she's working on seed orders and planning the garden. She spends every free minute she gets in the greenhouse starting seeds and watching them grow. She's really excited about some of the new varieties of flowers that we'll be growing this year.