We had just finished dinner tonight when the sky darkened, and the temperature dropped, and the wind picked up, thunder and lightning began, and it started to rain… no, rain mixed with hail! Bob took a quick picture of the hail stones covering the deck, and it is a good thing he acted quickly, because it melted almost immediately and ended quite soon. It was interesting while it lasted, though.
We worked on renewing the herb garden today, and I transplanted some herbs from one area to another. The rain was a timely helper. Finally got my cucumbers and zucchini planted, too, and the weeds pulled from the beets, the tomatoes tied to their stakes, and everything sprayed with Deer Stopper. Of course, the rain didn’t do that any good.
Written by Lynn on the slope of Teasel Hill, where the rain has stopped and the night is cool.
The Oglebay Secret Garden Market went on, in spite of the rain. Thanks to those of you who braved the rain and stopped by to see us. I went on the tour, along with two members of the “Dirty Dozen”, and picked up some good ideas from the four gardens on display. Many thanks to those generous folks who agreed to share their gardens with us. I know the Secret Garden committee would love to have some more gardens available to tour the next time (in 2010), so if you live in Wheeling or nearby and are interested, please contact us at Ferda’s and we’ll pass the word along.
Written by Lynn on the slope of Teasel Hill where it is still drippy outside.
We’ll be setting up (weather permitting) at the Mansion Museum tomorrow for the Oglebay Secret Garden Tour Market. The market goes from 9AM to 2PM, and the tour from 10AM to 4PM– again, weather permitting. The weather forecast calls for thunderstorms, and we’ve never been involved in this when it has been rained out. So I don’t know what will happen if that happens. But we hope we’ll see you then.
Written by Lynn on the slope of Teasel Hill where the rain is threatening and drove us off the deck.
We apologize, but we have had to cancel our Art In the Garden promotion scheduled for June 20th. We’ll try again next year.
Stop in our display at the Oglebay Secret Garden Tour Market in front of the Mansion Museum next Saturday. We’ll have some goodies for you to buy and we’ll answer any gardening questions you may have. And the Tour won’t be half bad either.
Written by Lynn on the slope of Teasel Hill where the night is hot and muggy.