Again to the Mohawk Valley

Right this moment we’re in Ilion, New York, visiting with Lee. We’ve been to Lee’s backyard earlier than (Lee’s Yard Escape), and it’s nice to be again to see extra of it.

Right here within the Mohawk Valley in central New York, we’re over the winter hump and a month away from these early vegetation pushing up and flowering. I’ve loads of planting to do, as all the time—an train that pays off handsomely. I’m offering some further photos for submission, hoping to catch a number of eyes and possibly convey some pleasing anticipation for others for this coming season.

I want your group and all your viewers an ideal rising and flowering season. I’ve discovered one factor in frequent amongst growers—all of us possess constructive power that has the flexibility to “journey” from one particular person to a different. I’ve by no means seen a grumpy gardener. I’m positive that others discover nice pleasure in their very own world and for all of those that go to and expertise our escape and our Heaven on Earth.

All of us want a respite once we can completely let go, and after 4 many years of gardening, that is that respite for me. I discover nice enjoyment in viewing others’ gardens and creations simply as a lot as mine. It has a manner of bringing us collectively with out ever truly assembly.

summer flowers in bloom around a garden sun roomMy sun-rain room can be completed this season, bringing one other dimension to the general panorama. It’s a see-through room, with all glass entrance and rear, so one could be wherever outdoors and see the trout stream behind the room. It’s principally created from outdated hemlock fencing and barn board that I planed. I added nice character and performance with six panes of 4×6 hockey glass from the Adirondack Financial institution Heart, house of the Utica Comets.

shattered glass behind a pink lilyOne piece of glass had a distinct plan after having been put in for over a 12 months. Ever see shattered hockey glass? Ha. I added an image of that for a “wow” impact with a lily nonetheless displaying from the surface.

close up of deep pink and white dahlia flowersDahlia (Dahlia × variabilis, Zones 9–11 or as a young bulb) flowers blooming by the pool

bright yellow flowers with pool in the backgroundBlack-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia, Zones 3–9) and different perennials encompass the pool space with flowery magnificence

close up of purple coneflower with two bumblebeesBumblebees love purple coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea, Zones 3–8) much more than people do!

close up of white and pink oriental liliesA surprising oriental lily (Lilium hybrid, oriental group, Zones 5–9)— I want the unimaginable perfume might be photographed!

large honeysuckle plantsHoneysuckle (Lonicera sp.) lined in lovely orange flowers


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