This has been one of the wettest springs as far as regular rainy days. It has delayed many a site project; you cannot move earth and set stones and boulders in the mud!
June is the time to:
• Study what is blooming in your garden and where. Do you like the plants you have?
• With the days getting sunnier and warmer, where would you like some natural shade from a tree?
• Evaluate your outdoor furniture and umbrellas. Visit the showroom at Barrington Outfitters on Main Street in Great Barrington for ideas.
• Consider adding containers of annual flowers for guaranteed blooms all summer. I go to Ward’s Garden Center and Taft’s Farm in GB, MA for these.
• Start a journal about what plants you like (and don’t like), features you want to add, etc. Do this on your phone, pad or an actual hand-written journal.
• Sit in your garden, with your favorite drink, and enjoy the view.
The longest day of the year is June 21st – spend evening outdoors until sunset if you can. In Traverse City, MI (Annie OL and my hometown) the sun sets around 9:45-10pm on June 21st!
Please contact Craig Okerstrom-Lang, ASLA, RLA for a consult at 413-329-6165