Gardening

Volunteers

Volunteers

Our gar­den is five years old. You can see how it looked here, after we’d spent quite a bit of time sift­ing dirt, weed­ing, and clear­ing out trash, rocks, and gravel. I regret that we didn’t get any spring pic­tures of the gar­den this year, but you can see what it looks like now. The...
Delicate Violets

Delicate Violets

Our gar­den exploded this past week. All my bleed­ing hearts are in bloom. The hostas are com­ing in. The alli­ums and bee balm have open blos­soms. The white and pur­ple vio­lets have mul­ti­plied and are cov­ered with del­i­cate flowers. Johann helped me do some weed­ing today. He knows I’ve had a rough week. He picked...
Blue Coral Bells

Blue Coral Bells

I first heard the tra­di­tional song “White Coral Bells” sung by Lau­rie Berkner on one of my son’s CDs when he was little: White coral bells upon a slen­der stalk. Lil­lies of the Val­ley deck my gar­den walk. Oh, don’t you wish that you could hear them ring? That will only hap­pen when the fairies...