Tuscan Garden in July Print
Written by Sherry   
Wednesday, 09 July 2008 16:52


Had 4 trees planted today. There is nothing like getting to watch someone else work for a change!

And I took some pictures to give you an idea of how the Tuscan garden is coming along. Since the trees planted today were 3 pinion pines (the state tree of New Mexico) and a Ponderosa pine, what we have going here is a sort of wild-west, high-altitude, low-oxygen Tuscan garden. But it is beautiful all the same. And I can dream of pinon nuts someday.

People walking their dogs or children in the park behind regularly stop and look (and comment). It is a very pleasant neighborhood with gorgeous mountain views (which are ubiquitous in the Springs) but one where most back yards are comprised of dying Kentucky blue grass and/or scrub not quite hidden behind a decaying wood fence. Yesterday, i watched a man earnestly point to various elements in the yard and talk in animated tones to a woman companion for several minutes before moving on. Could we support the Institute through garden tours?

The wild green area punctuated by orange poppies is the wild flower berm that looked like this on Memorial Day.

Click on the picture to get the full effect.