Installation August 2017
Watching our gardens grow is one of the many perks of our job. Last week, we revisited the Chain O' Lakes project to plant annuals, mow, weed & mulch. The bed installed last summer is filling in nicely. We can't wait to see it bloom.
Chain O' Lakes Project - June 2018
Pillywiggins first appeared on this site in 2016 returning each year to add another sprinkling of garden enchantment. Follow our progress by visiting our 2016 & 2017 blog posts "Water, Weeds & Critters" and "Working on the Chain O' Lakes"
This summer we will be installing (3) new wildflower beds - two beds lakeside & one in the side yard. Last year we covered these areas with black plastic to kill the grass & weeds. All that's left to do is till the soil & sow the seeds.
We'll be using Midwest Mix from Vermont Wildflower Farm. This mix contains 26 different wildflowers native to our region. It includes 13 annuals for 1st year color, 4 bi-annuals & 8 perennials with early, mid & late bloom times. Also on our to-do list, create a new lakeside perennial bed inside of an old row boat. How fun!
"Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair"
Susan Polis Schutz