Okay folks, it’s official. This afternoon I sent in the nomination form and several photos of my garden for consideration in Mayor Menino’s Boston Garden Contest.
Now I’ll wait a week or so to hear if my little garden makes the cut and is named one of five finalists. If yes, the judges will come to see my perky, street-side garden and give it the once over…
Regardless of the outcome, I’m very proud of the garden this year. I chose a new and wide variety of plants with marvelous texture and color. I adore the Dusty Miller Silverdust I planted at the edges. And while the Salvia, Amsonia and Silver Mound have all been replaced, they offered lovely blooms for a time – a real treat for the eyes and the soul. The current garden is abundant shades of purple, white, green and pink. And all the flowers are healthy – at least today they are. The hard heat earlier this week killed the African daisies and the purple astilbe. So I had to replace them with white dahlias (don’t you just love saying that word – Daaaahlias, darling) and a Lantana plant that has a lovely flower that looks like a wedding bouquet.
Fingers are crossed that I’ll be a finalist. Thanks for all the encouragement. I’ll keep you posted!
Enjoy these wonderful summer days and don’t forget to water your flowers!