Getting Ready for Garden Week

creatrix(z7 VA)April 14, 2005

I have a part time job doing garden maintenance for another designer, K. We have two homes open for Garden Week, which is a big deal here in VA. It's been interesting to watch- months of discussion about the location of the Port-a-Potties at one site!

Shrubs are being replaced, mulch is being strewn about, annuals are arriving by the truckload.

Today, Thurs., K notices some sad patches in the lawn and some sick rhododendrons- the house is open on Tuesday. She's been to the houes a lot over the last month, but hadn't noticed. I guess the lawn guys didn't think it was such a bad thing. Anyway, she's all over getting those patches green and lush by Tues. I won't be surprised if they sod them. She had nine Rhododendrons delivered today to be planted tomorrow. I'm bringing some ironite to try to green up a few Japanese Holly, we'll see.

It's going to be quite the experience for me. We drove past another house on the tour- they had done a bulb planting last fall- oops- the bulbs will be done by next week. I could feel K gloating. Of course, we have two trucks of annuals to plant in beds and containers between the two houses. Three 49+ year old women are all set to get this job done! (I'll let you know if I'm ready to go back to nursing after this!)

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FranVAz7(Alexandria VA)

Ah, the very mention of Garden Week brings back all sorts of unpleasant memories! Thank goodness I don't have to deal with that any longer; you have my sympathies.


    Bookmark   April 17, 2005 at 1:55PM
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creatrix(z7 VA)

We planted the containers Fri., and then covered them with row fabric. We haven't had a cold night in weeks, wouldn't you know!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2005 at 6:22PM
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