Garden Party

Sweetheart and I just returned from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s amazing annual plant sale with this little red wagon load of delectable goodies for the backyard! Early Girls and Kirby Cukes, Packman Broccoli and Medusa Peppers, Rosemary, Thyme, and Lavande de Provence… like all gardeners at the beginning of the season, out wagon brims almost more with hope than with bounty. Luckily my ever-lovin-horticultural Mama is coming next week for any course correction if we city mice have bitten off more strawberries than we can chew.

ps. I always love the Botanic Garden, every time you go it’s different depending on the weather and the season. Today, the bluebell wood was in bloom. After last night’s hard rain, the trees were silent except for the occasional drop of water and the flowers were like a quiet sea. It was truly beautiful.


Author: loiseaufait

Little by little the bird feathers its nest, and object by heart burnished object we surround ourselves with lovely necessities of memory and function. It is these things that make a silly Apartment a Home or a silly Wednesday an Occasion. Whether my nest is an old farmhouse, a sixth floor tenement walk up, or a brownstone basement... whether I share it with family, vagabonds, women of heart and mind, or a little brown cat and a sweet ginger banjo, my principal joy is filling it with light and laughter (and corralling).

6 thoughts on “Garden Party”

      1. not unseasonably chilly, just unseasonal. We barely had any snow and now we’ve had warm days followed by frosty ones. I have herbs in pots and have left them out the last two nights but now we are to get thunderstorms and heavy rain tonight and a high of 23 degrees c tomorrow so who knows?

    1. The BBG is marvelous- but oh what we wouldn’t give to have your space (your garden AND blog are lovely)! Maybe we should have some sort of exchange program- you come and ogle the BBG bonsai garden and we’ll ooh and ahh at a garden plot bigger than a fire escape? Thanks for stopping by…

      1. If I could make it happen, I would jump all over that deal. Thanks for the kind words! The” gardens” this year are definitely a work in progress. I snapped pics of the beds with their edging and mulching in place and posted them on my facebook page. I guess no garden is ever really finished but I’m feeling the “rawness” of starting from scratch. It’s both fun and frustrating. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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