Strawberries, the gardens and finished paintings

The strawberries are coming in fast and luscious. I’m picking them twice daily to keep up and eating just as many. I sprayed a fungicide on the two apple trees for the first time and hope that helps with the scab and cedar rust. I’ve been reading Michael Phillips’ book on organic orchard development, but there is a lot I still don’t know about how to manage even a tiny orchard of  two trees.

Lettuces and radicchio wintered over from the late summer plantings and the purple asparagus is still shoving its stalks up on these mid May rainy, cool mornings. 

The musk roses are free of black spot and aphids. 

Beautiful oakleafed lettuces and radicchio from Umbria, 2007.

…just the beginning of the deluge.

These are the acrylic works that I finalized last week. Back to experiment with more ideas this week.

an homage to the neighbor’s cat Buddy,  as he basked in the gardens.
Black Cat Gardens. Acrylic on canvas panel, 16″x20″, 2010

Sometime in Spring. Acrylic on canvas panel, 13″x12″, 2010.

Azaleas. Acrylic on canvas panel 9″x12″ 2010.

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