Where do gardeners go when they aren’t tending their own gardens?
To other gardens of course.
Today, a friend and I traveled to Whitehall, NY to a Lavenlair Farm to take in the blooming lavender fields. The views are breathtaking not only of the rows upon rows of English and French lavenders, but out over the fields to a 200-year-old house and the mountains beyond.
We gathered bouquets of lavender, made some purchases at the gift shop and then continued our adventure. If you haven’t been there, add it to your list of local places to visit.
It’s charming. Here’s a link: http://www.lavenlairfarm.com/
We had the first meeting at the Moreau Community Family and Children’s Garden this morning braving chilly temperatures and continuous rain. There are still beds available and if you want one free of charge, contact the Moreau Town Hall, 61 Hudson St S Glens Falls, NY 12803
The beds measure four by eight feet and are conveniently located next to the Recreation Building off Jan Street.
Our next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 30th. Gardeners should bring along garden tools such as trowels and a leaf rake, gloves and their plants/seeds as we will be working and planting in the garden. According to the weatherman, it should be a sunny, warm day. I certainly hope so.
As this garden is designed with children in mind, we are asking that anyone dividing the following perennials or with extra seeds make a donation to our new garden:
Lemon scented geranium
Sea Holly – Eryngium
Swiss chard ‘Bright Lights’
Thank you. I am looking forward to meeting everyone on Thursday.
Happy Gardening, Natalie