The Gardens at Bassetti’s have been very nice this summer. I have included some photos for you. In this pandemic we have had friends and relatives visit us in the gardens. We are thankful for their visits. We have had a small group of plein air watercolor painters in the gardens. Myself included! It is a first time for me to tryout watercolors.
Vegetable garden improvements
I did plant a vegetable garden, bigger than I had made in years. I had help (Vicki, Benny, Meeka) getting the plots ready and making nice paths through and around the banana tree (bigger than ever this year). I ordered five kinds of beans, four kinds of squash, peas, carrots, corn, radishes, lettuce, cabbage, onions, beets, and parsnips. We built a wattle fence around the Veggie garden to protect it from the deer and rabbits. I also planted five raspberry bushes, gooseberries and sunflowers.
Well, the deer have enjoyed the gooseberry and raspberry bushes. My next plan is to build a hedgerow around the berries. I have barely started, but it will include wild rosehips, loganberries, blackberries, gooseberries, hazelnut, possibly a dwarf apple… it’s fun to plan. (There’s a great article in the magazine “Gardens Illustrated,” December 2019, ‘Edible Hedgerow’, pp.44-51.)
We did have a lot of great classes listed this summer, but we did not get the opportunity to present them due to the COVID-19. We will look at the possibility of the same classes including some new classes next year limiting attendance and presenting the classes all outside. This winter we still plan on providing wreath classes in November/December as we have done in the past. We will list the dates the end of October.
Even though we are just into Fall, I do want to let you know through the end of October we are open by appointment only. Masks are required. Please call at 206-465-6868 if you would like to come out.
Till then, stay well.