All crazy activity and excitement over secret "project 503", (aka x-treme m.o.h.e.) in our neighboring area has come to an end and things are slowly returning to normal. I believe the show will air in October.
Over here on this homefront...we're having barrels of fun in the garden. Run your mouse over the above two photos for a sneak peek and a backward glance.
Summer is clearly here and it is keeping me so very busy. A good kind of busy, puttering in the yard and visiting places that inspire fun gardening.
The Thyme Garden is such a place, as it demonstrates so beautifully the evolution of a dream come true, or how seeds when planted, will grow. Read the backstory here.
We visited the Thyme Garden recently--and I am still giddy. The coastal range weather was mild and misty and everything seemed to be at its peak bloom.
Who knew there were so many shades of green?
Did you know that there are over 400 species of thyme recorded? Thymon means 'courage' in Greek, and was thought to impart strength and fortitude. Ladies in Medieval Europe gave scarves embroidered with springs of thyme to knights as tokens of bravery.
At one time gardeners thought a thyme garden provided a home for fairies, so they planted one just for them.
I didn't see any fairies, only a small mouse that zipped by.
An incredible 80 acres. Including streams, forest trails, and a small pond which supports their current 'stream project' that provides habitat for the salmon that return to spawn in the fall.