The Gardens


 Welcome to our farm!  Spring finally arrived although it is still so cold at night and we have been known to get snow in May!   The Dogwood has bloomed and is gorgeous in full bloom as it sweeps the walnut path through the perennial gardens, winding its way down to the fish pond.  The water lilies are growing rapidly and soon will be in bloom also, gracing the surface of the water with lovely pink Water Lilies.  Then it will be time to stock the pond with Koi and Goldfish for another great year.

The Iris are starting to bloom, the first is the magnificent, deep purple, so tall and stately, just wonderful!  The Grape Kool-Aid fragranced Iris are just beginning to show color, but I can hardly wait! These light lavender lovelies are spectacular.   Visit awhile, and we will stroll through the gardens, spying still other surprises blooming and beckoning!  I hear the music of the little wind chime as it is gently rocked by the breeze.  The Japanese Maples are lovely, all light and airy, just delicate in the dappled sun.  Oh!  See the Bleeding Hearts are blooming one more time!  The Red Bud Trees have bloomed and are starting to green up now.  What a show that was!

My heart hopes that the new owners of Dunn Farm will love her gardens as much as we have, and continue to take good care of everything.  I have planted most of the gardens to be summer hardy and winter tough; perennials blooming every year without much effort, but they still need looking after, dividing now and then, and fertilizing.  But of course, the main thing our gardens need is tender, loving care with a touch of the whimsical.  Come on, let me show you the most gorgeous plant you have ever seen!!

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