Saturday I visited The Paine in Oshkosh. I try to get there each year once or twice. They bed out a lot of annuals, but I really like it for its bones of established shrubs and trees. It is also a public garden space which I feel has the most in common with where I actually garden.
|On this Saturday, it was all decked out for a wedding.|
|We were there five minutes and the sky literally opened up and it poured, torrentially, for like five minutes and then the sun was back. We took shelter under a canopy left in place from the wedding .|
The garden seems to have this pale yellow, white, lime green, and blue green theme going on this year.
They had also placed a teak marimba in the gardens, with mallets. Handsome Son, who has more than little musical talent and a good ear broke into some musical scales and variations which actually sounded quite composed. It added more than a little ethereal ambiance to the surrounding space. Being slow to come into the clearing where he was playing, I didn't realize it might be him playing. Girlfriend was surprised, too.
|'Baby Duck' petunias looking good...especially given the day; one for ducks.|