Wednesday, March 11, 2009
excellenz von schubert
excellenz von schubert is the first rose to bloom this season. this polyantha has already started her first beautiful reach over the stone wall in front of the house. that stonewall is one of my most favorite things about this house. it travels the perimeter of the property and it seemed to want to cradle a garden. my grandparents had a similar boundarywall in front of their house and many summer days were spent lollygagging on it.
this is my first spring in this new old home. over the holidays, i moved a fenceline and built a path to it and it is starting to feel like a gardenhome. a light pink crepe myrtle will play the wingman to the crazyfuschia of the bougainvillea planted on the other half of the stonewall in the front.
life has not been my own lately without a spot of time to lollygag. timeconsuming projects, work and the daily catchup has been sucking my time. the only thing that can cure the mad dash of it all is the thought of the dumptruckload of soil that will be delivered next week. i have the last bit of the yard mapped out for two huge potagers. my vision is to semi-live off the land and hopefully those kitchen gardens will help meet that goal. after i get the dirt in, i will finish rocking the surrounding paths, hang out with family, work on upcoming deadlines and call it a restorative week.
lollygagging is what i plan to do on st. patrick's day and hope our irish president gets a chance to do the same.