Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Annual Garden at the Start of Summer

The annual garden I will be showing you this year has now been replanted and most of the beds have also been mulched.  They are ready for summer.  I will show the garden later, when the blooms are more mature.

These beds are planted and tended by one man.  For decades he worked for the City of Hartford and was the foreman of a crew that tended the garden.  With budget cuts, the paid workers are gone.  This man retired ten years ago and ever since has been watching over the garden as a volunteer.

BONUS PICTURE:  The arches in the rose garden are now in full bloom.

20 comments:

VP said...

A beautiful garden and I am always partial to blooming arches!

Karl said...

This gardener really made a good work!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh those arches are too divine Jack, bet they smell like a dream. Can't wait to see the rest when it's grown a bit.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

For that volunteer worker it is surely a labor of love for nature and the enjoyment of many. Keep posting these photos as I am interesting in the progress.

Love the rose arch and I wondered how many brides walked under these blooms... better hurry

Bises,
G

jennyfreckles said...

ONE VOLUNTEER?! Wow, he must love it - what a wonderful job he does. I don't suppose he knows he gives pleasure to someone in the UK but, through your photos, he does.

brattcat said...

May this gardener find joy in every thing he does. He gives so much joy to others.

Kate said...

Kudos for the tireless work of the volunteer. He deserves a medal, at the very least.

The arch would be a perfect place for a wedding.

cieldequimper said...

He did a brilliant job, absolutely brilliant. This is the perfect setting for letting one's soul dangle (German: die Seele baumeln lassen).

P.S.: I know you weren't born yesterday which is why you have to believe me when I say that doorway is in V. As a matter of fact, a person from Tucson, AZ. can attest it! :-)

Malyss said...

This gardener has certainly a place waiting for him in paradise, as he offered us paradise on earth..

Randy said...

You have the most beautiful gardens in your city. I just love it!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific volunteer worker and such a gorgeous garden! Definitely has to be a labor of love! Those arches are breathtaking! Superb captures as always, Jack! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

Cezar and Léia said...

I love gardens and this one is very special, full of beautiful green and colorful flowers!
The last picture is awesome!
Léia

Sharon said...

If you are going to volunteer your expertise, there can't be a better setting to do it. The outdoors, beautiful grounds, and glorious flowers, a wonderful way to spend the day.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The gardener obviously has a lot of pride in his work.

EG Wow said...

The City of Hartford sure is lucky to have such a dedicated person to take care of this garden!

RedPat said...

That gardener is a great person! A lovely job he does.

Halcyon said...

I'm sure his is a labor of love. It's beautiful!!

Regina K said...

Lots of work to replant beds. Those arches are heavenly, I would love to walk thru them.

Virginia said...

What a wonderful service to your city. I'll be he gets a lot of pleasure from that hard work.
V

Cindy said...

A true labor of love! Beautiful.