Monday, April 1, 2013

Twilight

A beautiful evening to be out working in the garden with the birds singing and mild and dry weather. Everything is suddenly popping out - so much to photograph yet so little time. Tons of weeding yet to be done and the garden tour is weekend after next. Panic will set in soon.

The weather man I follow on Facebook posted today that the long term outlook for next week foretold an artic front that would have us with daytime highs in the upper 20s. I fell for it for a few seconds until I realized what day it is. Haha, very funny. Not.

The Yoshino Cherry trees are just beginning to bloom. They are very fragile and are usually destroyed by rains or strong winds. I'm hoping they will last for the garden tour but I'm not getting my hopes up.

The evening sky above our driveway.


Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

15 comments:

  1. maybe we can have a virtual tour the day after your garden tour :) I would love to see a video of your property!

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  2. Beautiful and don't worry about the tour. Everything will fall into place and be stunning...

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  3. Love the flowering trees...I have dogwood and bradfords and they are starting show signs of wakening...finally...everything seems to be late..not sure if these are on time or not...

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  4. Jen, that is something I should do. I just need to figure out how!

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  5. I thought you ususally did you tours in May when the roses were in full bloom?

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  6. Randy, this is a tour arranged by the Master Gardeners. They set the date to coincide with the state MG conference that is being held here in Florence. I would prefer a later date and usually recommend late April - May when I invite people to come.

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  7. Funny weather man. Talk about panic... Phillip, your garden is always a beautiful inspiration and the tour attendees will be blown away!

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  8. picture doesnt do it justice !lovely!

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  9. Your pictures are just wonderful!

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  10. Simply beautiful. You don't have to worry about your garden. There is so many wonderful plants no one will notice the few weeds that might escape your notice. Happy spring.

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  11. Phillip, I wish I lived near you, I'd come help weed! Your garden is so lovely and I know everyone on the tour is going to love it too.

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  12. Gotta love April Fool's Day, right? The Yoshino is lovely, they are blooming here too.

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  13. I am wishing the best of wishes for your garden tour. Of course, the garden will be fab. You are an artist Phillip. Good luck. I'm having a wedding in mine in September. This has spurred me on to try and make an even prettier garden this year.~~Dee

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  14. I am wishing the best of wishes for your garden tour. Of course, the garden will be fab. You are an artist Phillip. Good luck. I'm having a wedding in mine in September. This has spurred me on to try and make an even prettier garden this year.~~Dee

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  15. Beautiful scene with the bench under your blooming trees! Jeannine

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