Hello Friends, Neighbors and Family,
This is the first time in many months I am writing. Bill and I have been in self-containment for over two weeks. So far, we are both doing well.
We hope that all of you are doing well too.
Postponed opening and classes
As you may notice on our website, we have postponed our Bassetti’s Gardens classes and the opening of our gardens. Even if all is postponed, I asked our instructors if it was OK to post the description and bios on each class listing on our website, and they said ‘yes’. So in the next week or so Leslie, our friend and artist/website designer will add this information. You will be able to see why we, Deborah and I, have been excited to have a full complement of wonderful, creative artists on our roster. Hopefully in the near future we can offer their helpful courses to inspire, fulfill creative juices, and possibly add another dimension to your gardens.
Looking forward to zinnias and veggies
I recently ordered for our zinnia bed twelve flats of Zinnias, State Fair from wholesale nursery, Cascade Cuts in Bellingham.
Our beautiful zinnias last year…
From Territorial Seeds in Cottage Grove, Oregon, I ordered a whole lot of veggie seeds, 6 everbearing raspberry plants, and some annual flower seeds. I am waiting patiently to receive them so I can plant soon and later show you a new veggie garden this year. (It seems many people are planting gardens this year. Territorial Seeds is busy, busy taking orders.)
Above is the veggie garden spaded mostly by Vickie. I have almost completed another small section… it’s slow going because we have not used these plots for several years. A lot of sorrel, that I still use in my salads, crab grass roots, and buttercup have intertwined and matted. Not easy, but rewarding to see the beautiful soil underneath….and good exercise.
I have started a worm bin finally, and hope to report some results later. Hope to use soil/compost from the worm bin in the veggie garden.
Geraniums in the green house are flowering beautifully in anticipation of being placed in the gardens at the end of April. Also above is a photo of south side of Milk Barn with sculpted head (origin unknown). Licorice ferns are growing on the old cement milk stand where, back in the day, cans of milk would be placed on the dairy farm truck to be distributed to folks in and around Woodinville/Redmond area.
You may notice we’ve painted the Milk Barn (not painted since around the 1950’s.) We also had repainted at the same time last summer all the painted sculpture in and around the gardens. Nice.
You also may notice in the photos that a lot of trees are missing near the Milk Barn and the Old Farm House. Well, that’s another story. Till next time, please keep safe.