A little late for the party, but Peggy Martin is welcome just the same. Usually she is in full bloom on Mother’s Day; with a cooler spring than usual, she is just now coming into full bloom. If you were hoping to see her at the Art in the Garden tour and were a bit disappointed, please come back. She is a gorgeous rose with a very interesting history on her web site, http://peggymartinrose.com/
|From the Deck|
| From the Guest Room|
The poppies are also in full bloom. You can read about their history in an earlier post, Poppy Tribute. A frequently asked question is when to plant the seed. That depends, if we have a mild winter it is best to plant in the fall. However, if the winter is severe, an early spring planting would be better. Stop by the potager and I will give you enough seeds to plant a few in the fall and again in the spring. Once you have a successful planting, you will have plenty of seed. They self sow and are quite prolific.
I welcome folks to visit my garden at any time. No worries if I am not at home, my neighbors are used to people in my garden. If you want a “guided tour” I am in the potager most mornings that it is not raining. On Tuesday evenings, Randy and I are usually having a glass of wine with “drop-in” friends on the patio between 5 and 7. We call it Tipsy Tuesday, but no one ever gets tipsyJ We would love for you to join us, and of course, take a peek at the garden.