Behind the Fence

Monday, August 5, 2013

Out of Control!

Photograph by Mark McCoy

In May, the potager looked marvelous as it was well groomed for Art in the Garden.
What a difference 12 weeks later!
A busy summer with a 60th Birthday celebration for my garden engineer, (aka my husband) an out-of-town wedding, a 2 week vacation, a major Master Gardener event and more than usual summer rain, I am left with a jungle!

        Weeds, weeds, weeds!    



             Out of control!    

The Mother’s Day Art in the Garden tour and art auction for the J. DarinLoftis Memorial Scholarship was a huge success, raising over $7500. The scholarship is now endowed.

In July I co-chaired the Purchase Area Master Gardener Association’s Twilight in the Garden. Held at the University of Kentucky Demonstration and Trial Garden, approximately 180 members of the community toured the garden. For many it was a first.

We had a small, but nice harvest of strawberries
Even with neglect, the potager has been productive. 



And a bumper harvest of blueberries.

The figs are just now starting to ripen (picked the first two today. It looks very promising for the largest crop ever!
Another short trip this next week to Washington D.C. with my daughter-in-law, Holly and granddaughters, Alison and Camille. After that I have visions of getting back in the potager, tidying it up and maybe planting some fall crops. Also, I have hopes of more regular postings on this blog!



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