WORKING GARDENER'S JOURNAL (continuing series)
Look at this cute little Hardy Almond growing by the lake in Burlington. Pic was taken May 13.Hardy Almonds have delightful pale pink flowers in late spring (usually) and don't require a heck of a lot of maintenance. The care I've given this one over the years has basically consisted of keeping the weeds from surrounding the base and throwing down some shredded leaves in the fall. No fertilizer, very little compost.
14th ANNUAL FLYNN GARDEN TOUR IS IN ...BURLINGTON
If you remember, last year's tour was in the Champlain Islands, and was very well received. In 2008 it was South Burlington, and 2007, Essex . Here's the info from the Flynn.
Burlington Hosts 14th Annual Flynn Garden Tour
Sunday, July 11, 2010, 10 am to 3 pm
Tea included from 3 to 4 pm
Tickets go on sale May 25.
Friends of the Flynn bring its renowned Flynn Garden Tour back home to Burlington this year for a look at a variety of exceptional private gardens. This tour will delight both master gardeners and green thumbed novices alike. Enjoy garden talks, lunch, afternoon tea, and a raffle, all while helping support the Flynn's work with schoolchildren.
Contact Gina Haddock at 802-652-4533 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or for volunteer opportunities. We rely on enthusiastic volunteers to assist with organizing and supporting the tour, running the garden raffle, tea and more.
BLOG OF THE MONTHWe liked all the info about starting tomatoes, from the southern Vermont blog Garden Xing. Check out the really nice hoop house in the various photos on the site.