Friday, July 3, 2009
Enough with the lavender cutting, already. I took a break last night and went to my friend, Mary's house in Leesburg, VA, for a meeting with the Night Bloomers Garden Club and had a wonderful time. Mary's home is beautiful and her lovely, private, walled garden is a little piece of paradise located on a side street in bustling Leesburg. She made a delicious, herb-infused dinner for those of us who attended. Take a look a this gorgeous bunch of gardening "Night Blooming" gals posing in Mary's garden filled with vibrant
bee balm, catmint, budlea, pink hydrangea, tomatoes, herbs and various annuals and perennials not to mention one whopping rosemary that is at the center of her garden. Unfortunately, my cellphone camera did not truly show off her planting prowess, or, could it be the photographer...hmmmm...No...Couldn't be...I'm sure.
Also, the first two pictures posted at the top of this blog entry are of Courtney's front garden bed who lives just across the street from Mary. Courtney is another Night Blooming aficionado and she has a beautiful yellow echinacea growing amongst the flowers in this front bed.
Somewhere in the middle of all of these pictures is a snapshot of the group transporting from Courtney's garden to Kim's car (the head Night Bloomer extraordinaire) scalloped brick garden edges. Don't let their smiles fool you. They were not exactly happy with me when I asked them to stop and pose for a picture, however, they were all good sports about it. Kim and Mary are the first two in the picture. No, these ladies are not stealing these brick edges. Courtney is in the process of redesigning her walled garden with wooden raised beds and graciously gave them away last night.
Well, it was a fun evening. The weather was perfect to match the hostess, company and food. Thank you, Mary and Courtney, for sharing your gardens with us. For those of you who were not there, if you are not part of a garden club, I highly recommend that you join one and I know of a good one if you live in my neck of the woods.