I've had several more consultations this year for my business, Monarch Gardens, helping homeowners and schools get prairie plantings designed and started. It's very rewarding. Also have given presentations at gardens shows, nurseries, a retirement home, and tomorrow in Omaha at the Ralston Library at noon. I wish this all paid enough to be half my income, or a decent part of it anyway -- what a joy that would be! I have huge dreams for an acreage, prairie, artist residences, a destination garden, small nursery, and something else on wheels.
Below is what's been happening in my garden these last two weeks. Three mornings ago it was a record low of 31, today a record high of 100. I can see it'll be another fun year trying to learn how to vegetable garden. Good thing I have the native perennials to fall back on. On June 8 the space will be on the Garden Club of Lincoln tour, and I hope to have prairie seedlings for sale cheap, along with my books and some refreshments.
|New mulch, ready for the tour!|
|A bit further in to the garden.|
|Crabapple transplanted from old house to new.|
|Pasque flowers look good even in decay.|
|Two weeks ago had a flock of 30 cedar waxwings.|
|Finally lured in an oriole! A female?|
|This thing freaked me out when I reached for the faucet.|
|Self portrait with birch tree.|
|Birch tree and sunset.|