Sunday, June 03, 2007

Wedding Update

Today was a better day in the garden. A grub, a worm but not a single slug encounter. Over the last two days, with the help of friends and family we put over 5000 of the zinnia starts in the ground with about 3500 more still in seedling trays in the greenhouse.

I have a few before and after photos of the property. The earliest pictures were taken back in January when the garden was still in bed.

This is looking at the yard from the edge of the drive way:



This is taken from the same spot. The garden is in full bloom, with the addition of nearly 30 thousand sunflowers which now stand almost waist high. There are about five main sunflower beds with additional plants seeded at the edge of established flower beds.



This is where the actual ceremony will take place. January...



Today...



One of the main sunflower beds freshly seeded and mulched...



Starting to push through...



Fistfuls...



The zinnias in the the greenhouse, ready to plant...



About halfway through the weekend...



The ceremony site from the apple orchard. April...



Today...



The reception site and the apple trees. January...



Today...







I still cant believe seeds sprout. It is so stunning and holy. I am breathless to see if they bloom. The first spindly zinnia is already opening. I imagine I will be out here whole weekends deadheading ten thousand plants.



The poppies behind us will die down and leave a big hole in the sunflower bed. We are still trying to predict how the garden will change and what it means for the presentation.



We'll probably still be planting for the next few evenings at least. Most of the invitations went out on Thursday and on Saturday we got the first RSVP. As of tonight there are a total of about 10 people attending, officially.

If I can only keep it all together.

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