And, of course, our first trip was to visit the cutting garden. Everything is looking so healthy and remember the dahlias that I planted two weeks ago? They're sprouting like crazy. I was a bit nervous about them since the tubers started sprouting two months before I could plant them. But they look good. So good.
|dahlia beds freshly covered with peat moss|
|one of my favorite dahlias of all -- the 'cafe au lait' dahlia|
|really pretty double variety|
I was also able to put together a country-inspired nosegay to bring back to the city.
|lady's mantle, spirea, scabiosa, veronica, coral bells and foliage|
No trip to Western MA would be complete without a little wildlife.
|cardinal (his girlfriend is never too far behind)|
|blue jay -- the bully of the bunch|
|wild turkey. not from this weekend, but last year. it's standing where the beds are now|