This post is for a special friend who moved away from Williamsburg a few years ago, to return, in retirement, to a Zone 10A garden near where she grew up.
She was kind enough to write to me today, and share some memories of times we shared together here in Virginia.
She followed a link I sent her to Forest Garden, and has been enjoying a window into our Virginia spring through the photos she has found here.
And so these photos today are especially for Janet, although you are certainly welcome to enjoy them, also. I am hoping to possibly lure her back for a visit….
Janet is a dedicated gardener, like most of my friends, and she also holds the gardens of Colonial Williamsburg in a special place in her heart.
My partner and I enjoyed a brief visit to Colonial Williamsburg earlier this week.
You may enjoy seeing some of the sights we enjoyed. Perhaps you will visit Williamsburg this summer, too. If you enjoy natural beauty, history, and wonderful food, you’ll enjoy a visit here.
Our world here in Virginia looks and feels like summer now.
We hit 90 degrees this afternoon, and some little starts still in their nursery pots wilted in the heat. I came home from a picnic to find them sadly wilted, and gave them a little emergency watering.
I felt heartless to have been off having fun with friends with these poor little plants neglected and dry. If tomorrow morning is cool, they will go into the ground first thing.
We are almost at the end of planting season now. Our heat has arrived, and it is enough to keep everything watered and deadheaded.
Pools are open now, school is almost over, and we’re in the lull between college commencements and high school graduations.
The air is thick with sweet scents from honeysuckle, Ligustrum, and box. Oh, what bliss is this for all of us whose blood flows green…
The fragrance of early summer always leaves me nostalgic.
It reminds of friends and good times we shared. And it entices me out of the air conditioning, into the garden, to enjoy the wonder of it all.
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014