Gardening is taken up every spring by many a novice but none more enthusiastically than a friend of mine. Renovations completed on their Indiana home, Roxanne turned her attentions to the landscape and with a voluminous tome on the topic in hand, she began planning the gardens. The results are a glorious symphony of color that performs for nearly half the year.
The gardens begin revealing their treasures in late March and will continue to do so on cue throughout the warm spring and summer months. In May when we saw the gardens, the yellow and white daffodils had already made their exit from the stage, replaced now with tulips et al dressed in royal purples, blues and pastels. Demanding attention at center stage however were bright red peonies planted along the walkway - sentries to all who might come.
These are some of May's "performers" in the gardens at Bye the Beach Cottage.
Photos & Slideshow by Claudia Ward, 2010, All Rights Reserved
Music: Presto, Roberto Fabbriciani, Orchestra Da Camera Di Santa Cecelia, Vivaldi: 6 Concerti Per FlautoRemember to click the four arrows to make the slideshow larger and change the 360 to 480 for the best possible quality.
How do your gardens grow?