Fifteen days without any precipitation here, and very sunshiney days. The parrot tulip bulbs that we planted in the fall were a success. Usually the critters eat our tulip bulbs, but this year we have 100 tulips and they are putting on quite the show this week. They are great tulips for vases, so I added a few to my basil cuttings that I started from grocery store basil and put in mason jars. You can refer to this post about using basil cuttings. Thanks for the tip Monique. My garden will be full of beautiful basil plants this summer.
For Mother's Day, I have been invited to Sycamore Hill Gardens for a fundraising event ;o) Can't wait.
I'll take lots of photos tomorrow, and show you the private 35 acre garden owned by Karen and George Hanford in the village of Marcellus. A few times each year, the Hanford's graciously open their gardens to the public. Proceeds go to benefit the Baltimore Woods Nature Center, well known for connecting nature and children.
I read that they have planted nearly a half million spring flowering bulbs and thousands of perennial plants, the grounds are graced with over 720 varieties of trees. They have themed gardens, statuary from Italy and the Far East and lovely chimes.
I dug into my archives to share a Mother's Day table that I did two years ago for mom and me :o)
Our picnic basket will be filled with chicken salad sandwiches tomorrow ;-) I am told I don't have to cook.
Our dogwood trees always bloom on Mother's Day weekend. I just looked outdoors, and we have plenty of blooms. I've always loved the Legend of the Dogwood so I'm sharing it.
Have a beautiful weekend!