Sunday, September 30, 2007

Clallam County Farm Tour

Does it get better than this? We hope these little ones will long treasure the memories of gathering armloads of flowers on a warm sunny fall day...maybe they will become avid gardeners too and enjoy creating gardens filled with scent, color and beauty just as Tom and I do.

Fall Colors at the Cutting Garden

We have just held our last wedding for the summer of 2007. Though it was overcast and cool, everyone stayed dry and had a great time - impressive since the local weather forecasters were expecting gale force winds and 2"-4" of rain.

Right after the wedding Tom and I and our neighbor Mary Sue took the big top down for the year. We were glad to get it packed away in a dry condition since we expect a solid week of rain between now and next Sunday when we will be leaving for our annual vacation in the desert South West.

Next Saturday The Cutting Garden will once again be one of 9 farms on the Clallam County farm tour. We love to have all the young families come by to cut free flowers. It's our "grand finale" to the season.
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Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Cutting Garden Sequim, Washington

Thursday June 14, 2007
Good morning,
Today we will remove hundreds of allium from the gardens; they seeded themselves too freely last summer and though they were showy this spring, we need the garden space for other beauties. We were featured in a stunning 4 page article in the June issue of Sunset magazine and we are greeting many more visitors to the garden than usual so we want the gardens to look just a spectacular in person as they do in the magazine.

In the studio, I am signing, measuring and photographing some of the paintings I created this past winter in preparation for framing them. I am excited about a couple of them in particular because they are looser and more free than my usual work. This painting, called Cloisinee Cabbage and was created from photos I took last summer in my friend's vegetable garden.