I went back up to Wave Hill the other day to celebrate the end of exams and to see what was blooming. I am so curious about the individual plants that I have to consciously remind myself to look at the garden form itself. Yet, I think Wave Hill’s strength is not the garden design necessarily, but its plant collections. And of course its beautiful view of the Pallisades.
I find myself wandering more slowly through gardens these days, always on the lookout for unusual plants that catch my eye. Even as I recognize more and more plants, there seems to be an ever increasing number that I do not. My latin is hardly improving, but I am trying! I think the worst thing to come of this is I am increasingly opinionated. Is that even possible? More accurately, I am cultivating a hatred for plants other than petunias.
I’m sad spring has come to a close, but I’ve had a good run of garden visits. Thanks for putting up with all the pictures. At times this semester has been unbearably long, but now all I can remember is a haze of flowers, dinners with friends, the turquoise blue of Bermuda reefs, doughnuts, and a few great concerts.
In a return to the days of yore, I did quite a bit of baking with friends this afternoon, although nothing worth reporting in about. I also made some rhubarb fool yesterday and that was pretty satisfying. Hmm, might go sneak a spoonful right now…
Ariel views of an apple orchard = awesome
Short clip on Ninfa, a beautiful garden in an ancient Italian town
MUST GO TO THIS NEXT YEAR (need all the rare plants… for my nonexistent garden)
Looooooove the new Vampire Weekend album – Step is one of my fav songs