Posts Tagged 'seasonal'

2009 Garden Tour


Saturday, I attended the 16th Annual Friends of Forbes Library Northampton Garden Tour with Katie, Mom, and Grammie.  This year’s only tying theme appeared to be Goshen stone work.  We made it to 7/8 residential gardens before I had to report to work.  I learned some new vocabulary along the way:

potager – a French kitchen garden

espalier – to train a (usually fruit) tree to grow on one flat plane, often against a wall in a symmetrical pattern, with careful pruning

bosquet – a formal planting of trees in a gravel court

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First Harvest


Grammie bought me a Delphinium.

My first mini harvest: baby lettuce greens, thyme/dill, cherry belle radishes. Used these in a delicious tuna salad for lunch!

2009 Spring Bulb Show

I wander’d lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils

And now, a few photos of the 2009 Smith College Spring Bulb Show.  But first, a little background:  All the bulbs are potted by Smith students in the Horticultural department as a lab exercise and forced into bloom simultaneously.  For two glorious weeks in early March, you can enjoy the colors and scents of thousands of flowers in the Lyman Conservatory: tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, jonquils, freesia, peonies, anemones, crocuses (croci?), forsythia to name a few, punctuated with Walter Crane illustrations….Perfect while it’s still muddy and kind of cold and lackluster outdoors.  I went twice to perk up my winter soul.  Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Actually, it’s over now, so just forget it until next year.  (Man, I am really plugging Smith lately, I should probably just go to grad school there already.)


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Holiday List Edition

My Favorite Albums of 2008

10. Women – S/T
9. Grouper – Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill (I only discovered this today)
8. Benoit Pioulard – Temper
7. Beach House – Devotion
6. Crystal Castles – S/T
5. Fleet Foxes – S/T
4. Crystal Stilts – Alight of Night
3. M83 – Saturdays=Youth
2. Deerhunter – Microcastle
1. The Raveonettes – Lust, Lust, Lust

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Fall in the Pioneer Valley

A few photos of glorious fall foliage and such.

My hood

My 'hood

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