Friday, April 18, 2008

Maggie's Full Splendor

My huge old magnolia tree is today at the climax of its bloom for 2008. The whole neighborhood is awash with its sweet perfume and since my garden is in the center of town, across from a town park, people stop at least hourly, to smell, take pictures or even sneak a blossom. Who could resist?

I've also put my new "garden tool" (aka truck) to work this week buying compost, potting soil, 2 rhododendrons and... the biggest news..... my new cedar picket fence for around Sweetside Garden (the sunny beds,facing south, with the 30' stream). Tomorrow I will start staining it white and maybe the proverbial "we" will get a couple (?) of post holes dug. There are 12 sections to install and a couple of gates to build.

I still hope to put up a tall board fence along the back property line for privacy, but that has to be phase 2 or 3.


WiseAcre said...

Have truck - Will haul :)

Too bad your truck doesn't dig post holes. And it's a good thing mine doesn't haul huge old magnolia trees or you'd find yours missing.

Katarina i Kullavik said...

What a magnificient Magnolia! No wonder people stop to take a look!