Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ready to Garden!

Ready to Garden! by linfrye
Ready to Garden!, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

Gardening --- oh yes, it's time to get out there once again and show those weeds who's boss!!!

The weather this weekend was perfect for an afternoon in the garden, and I spent some time putting in flats of flowers --- and then - thank heavens, the rain followed behind my planting and has been steadily giving all the plants a good, solid soaking. The wee tomatoes, blueberries, persimmon and squash are really benefiting from all the good rain.

Here at work, we are in the throes of trips and tours and working hard to keep our gardens weed-free. We've designed another couple of beds that will finish up the Southern Garden (a long, long project), and will begin cleaning the greenhouse for the summer. Even though the students are now gone for the summer, Arboretum work is at its peak busy season.

Hope your week is terrific!


maria said...

hallo lin,
ja das war eine gute zeit für gartenarbeit.......auch wir haben unseren balkon mit blumen aller art bestückt und auch vor dem haus im freien einiges gepflanzt....
dein aquarell ist so lebendig und realistisch, richtig klasse!!
eine schöne woche für dich

Lorraine said...

Ah yes, the weather is perfect now for setting out those beautiful new flowers. And your sweet painting tells it all -- water well and watch them grow!

We are having late spring weather here now -- 70's and moving into the 80's later this week. I love the 70's -- could take them all year round!

Lynn said...

I like how the subtle spots on just a few flowers tells us they are definitely pansies!

Joan T said...

I like how your focused just on a few plants and the watering can. Nicely done!

My plein air group went out this morning for our first plein air of the season, and we finished our small pieces just as the sky opened up. Hope your day is great!

Janina B. said...

Hi Lin. Sehr charmant das Motiv und meisterhafte Umsetzung.