Monday, April 26, 2010

Getting Down to the Wire with This Tour

We spent another good chunk of a day yesterday working on last minute grooming things for the Stepchild Garden.  We're not really at the "last minute" yet, since there are just under three weeks to go.  This is the point at which the final fence panels went up, mechanical pieces for some of the "fru fru" stuff got attached, etc., etc.  ("No, really, there are always five perfectly cleaned vintage galvanized watering cans of various sizes hanging from coordinated hooks on the wall of the Not Shed!")

I don't want to tempt fate, but so far the weather seems to be cooperating well, though many things are blooming earlier than usual because we had such hot weather during the first half of April.  The good part of the warm weather is that it looks like most of the macrophylla hydrangeas will be blooming a few weeks early.  In the big picture that's not my preference, but hopefully they'll look good for the tour.  Here's one of "Generale Viscomtesse von hah hah hah" last summer......(the name is simply too long for me to remember).

Anyway, I just added a link to the article from yesterday's newspaper that gives the basics of ticket buying. Remember this is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Cobb County Master Gardeners....send your money!


  1. I just saw the beautiful hydrangea. Mine has very small buds, but it will be several weeks before it blooms. That blue is such a beautiful color. I'm enjoying your blog very much.

  2. Looks like it will be a great tour. Best of luck.

  3. I am so excited for you! You look adorable in the photo!That is the best smile.

  4. You must know that I have received endless harassment from some close friends. I regularly complain about "Native Plant Nazis," and the photo they chose (from many) was of me with one of my (very few) natives.