Today/6/27/Monday during our maintenance visit
Our wonderful client on Preston Road works constantly and she knows very little about gardening. Her intro to us was: I don’t garden, I don’t want to garden and I don’t want to learn to garden, but I’d like to have one to enjoy and look at when I arrive home from my office.
Her honestly was so amazing, we could not resist wanting to teach her a little. Well-well..,,we have managed to nudge her interest and curiosity just a little, because she is so excited now to have a pink hydrangea this year. She has always wanted one. And she now even knows the names of all her “perennial” plants. Her $$$ investment in perennials was an easy “sell” because she would rather pay a little more to be rewarded each year with more robust and longer lasting plants. She agrees that buying “annuals” is a waste of money and time. But we have agreed to have a few Pansies from October through May and then a few Begonias in the summer months for just for a little added color. Simple additions…
She’s pleased as punch with her garden these days. It has taken us three gardening seasons to establish healthy plants, but it is pretty stable and healthy looking now. She does have a very large tree that hangs over her bed space so daily picking up of leaves and sticks that drop into her bed is very common. We take care of that for her. Our pleasure of course.
This year…. we are providing maintenance/watering for her, and daily we communicate by txt on next steps. Today we added a new flowering shade perennial called Columbine. A sweet very unusual bloomer….and this one in the center front of her garden bed is such a pretty color. Very delicate…. and if you look…. ever so closely…..it’s quite an amazing little plant soecimen; if we do “say so. We picked it out for her.
“Contessa” says…it’s all good.