Monday, August 9, 2010

It's Never Too Early

...well the weather hasn't changed much…we keep our noses to the grindstone trying to keep everything looking perky. This is by no means an easy task. Oh well life in the gardening world. A good friend and superior horticulturist stopped by last week from Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Vinnie Simeone (world's biggest Yankee fan) brought some interns to check out Mohonk. It seems everyone is in the same boat battling the weather challenges. They had a great time and got to speak with our interns from Ball State University Landscape Architecture program.

August is also planning season, so on a field trip last week I spotted some potential varieties for next year's garden. How about Gomphrena 'QIS Carmine' for the gumdrop alley in "Candy Land" (Showgarden 2011) or Patrinia scabiosa for the long arbor border? Not enough? OK. Psycho-delic dahlias and Swizzle Stick zinnias for Candyland and who could pass up Hydrangea 'Color Fantasy'? I'm sure we can find a place for that badboy.

That's it for now…bulbs are ordered...saying goodbye to the interns :(  oops is there water running?


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