Written by Sherry
Friday, 07 August 2009 10:39
Long time readers of this blog may have wondered how the garden is doing this year.
One word: rain.
For the first time in 8 years, we are experiencing a "normal" amount of rainfall and cooler than normal temperatures. (Our MD participants who went to the top of Pike's Peak last Thursday had to borrow some jackets from the staff since it was 31 degrees on top and snowing! Our low of 48 degrees down in the lowlands of 7,000 feet set a new record.)
So lush and Ireland-like is the word for our landscape. And wild. The wildflower garden is exactly that this year.
Here's the ultimate before and after:
Summer, 2002 - at the beginning:
Excavation begins - summer, 2004:
Today - summer, 2009:
And the really cool addition is 2/3 of the way done. I don't want to spoil the surprise but I'll post pictures when the time is ripe. It was always part of the plan but has evolved a bit in execution and is going to be really, really cool.