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Tuesday View 5.9.17

It’s been a cold rainy week in The Hill. The fields and trees are taking a cool deep drink of water. It was a chilly 40 degrees F this morning, but blue sky and sunlight called me down to the Memorial Garden for my Tuesday View.

There is not a lot of dramatic change this week. I worked on landscaping, shaping and extracting rhizomial grasses.  The garden is heart shaped with two smaller interior hearts. It’s a whole lotta love


Let’s “dig, dig, dig a little deeper” and see what is new this week. If you look close the heart shape becomes apparent. Tex’s rose and my unknown vibrant green clump look great!  I’ve used coco coir as an amendment.  


There are three lilac bushes. I cut this whole one back severely to bring out the strong new branches. 


This lilac bush was pruned more moderately.  I left most of the bottom growth alone. 


I’ve left this bush alone to see what it will do. It’s really scraggly but majestic in its own way though.


The lupine is vibrant and looks very happy.  I planted Majestic Giant pansies around it. 

Digging around through the sod filled areas I found this perennial plant.  I’m not sure what it is, I suspect echinacea.  Time will tell. 


Any ideas about this plant? It will be easier to identify once it sets flowers.  Curiouser and curiouser…


The real work of the week in the Memorial Garden.  Hours of digging, sifting and teasing out these roots.  If I don’t do the work now, it will be near impossible as the soil settles in.  I know I didn’t get them all, but I did slow them down some.


My roots go down, down to the Earth.

The Tuesday View is a weekly snapshot of the same place in the garden.  Garden bloggers from all over share their “meme” at the Words and Herbs blog. It’s a place for “all who appreciate the beauty of words, flowers and homecooking.” 

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Tuesday View 5.2.17

I’ve selected the Memorial Garden to be my Tuesday View to share with folks on Cathy’s Words and Herbs garden blog.  

And away we go with the bare earth beginning. The outside border is heart shaped to surround those who are gone with love. The Memorial Garden is dedicated to the memory of those who rallied, danced, gathered and labored on The Hill. 


The weekly view.  Lots to do this spring.  Pacing the labor is key. Pulling, digging, tugging recalcitrant rhizomial grasses. Digging and dividing spring roots can seem unending. 

Let’s meet the plants. First, the lupines in memory of our hopeful dreamers.


Spring growth on our yellow rose for Tex. He taught that we need to defend our rights as free people. 


 I don’t know what this plant is yet.  But it is strong and healthy.  It was planted by Miss Sally and Friends of The Hill. 

I added this flowering quince brought to us by Erin and Patrick.


The lilac bushes from the top of The Hill. Pat Daigle transplanted them last year with his super large digging machine. He is an artist and moved them with care and expertise.  Baby lilac buds are setting.


A giant unpruned lilac bush from the hilltop.


I call the flowers that come from these roots Beulah’s giant yellow flowers.  They are in memory of Kenos Henry.  I pulled out a wheelbarrow full of roots that had spread.  The wild tall flowers will still be a strong feature of the Memorial Garden.  

I remember you.