Fall is here, but the zinnias are still going strong!

profusion of z's


Last weekend we were hosting the meeting of the Pacific Northwest regional affiliates with the national Garden Conservancy…a chance for them to take a road trip and see what is really happening in our garden.  It’s always fun to welcome new people to Gaiety Hollow and its delights, but in preparation for the Saturday workshop, the Friday crew was doing a little seasonal pruning and hedge-trimming:

on the lawn



Shirley’s clippers looked light-weight and sharp…

Shirley 2

the familiar garden views still delight…

view through arbor with Jay tools tidying up

and the next project up will be re-plumbing the fountain and getting it in working order…

next project (1)

Correspondent Woody Dukes sent along this vintage photo of the urn when it was in the scroll garden at Deepwood…and then a photo of the urn in it’s new location…

Note ivy cut-out in terrace.

urn 1

Now we’re just waiting for some fall rain!