To our faithful garden friends,
We truly miss having you here, and I hope that you are all staying safe. Just as your lives are adapting and changing in these challenging times, life at PowellsWood has looked much different this season as well. But while there has been a lack of people and activity, the garden remains full of life!
The songbirds continue to sing loudly and fill up the empty space. The occasional call of a frog reminds us we still have his company, yet he chooses to remain elusive. A mighty blue heron swooped in last week, just long enough to say hello before leaving as quickly as it came. I even encountered a river otter merrily trotting through the woods. Both of us were startled at the lack of social distancing and it abruptly fled!
The plants have also woken up to an unusual world, but they don’t seem to mind at all. I think they’re actually enjoying this! Every day they remind us of their magnificence- if only for a few to behold. Bright reds, layered pinks, subtle blues, radiant yellows, and soft whites are slowly occupying the green and brown landscape. I never tire of seeing the beautiful transformation our garden goes through every season.
I had hoped that the weeds would take the season off this year, but alas they are taking full advantage of the situation! We’ll make sure they find their place in the compost pile they belong to!
In the meantime, please continue to enjoy PowellsWood from afar. We will open when the time is right, and I am looking forward to connecting in person with you all soon. I hope you are enjoying the photos of the spring flowers. These flowers have brought much joy during these trying times, and they help remind us of a gardens worth in our society. More than ever, they are an oasis of rest, healing, and delight.
We are very grateful to be a part of a passionate, garden loving community.
All the best,