I’ve had just about the busiest (and best) time over the last two weeks. Not moments after I help plan, plot & shepherd 70 garden writers and bloggers around the country to Buffalo’s gardening sites & institutions, I then have to focus on having a good-sized photo shoot in my garden for this coming Friday. Then, there’s this little thing of helping throw the largest garden tour in the country, taking place on Saturday and Sunday. We’re expecting 50,000-plus people for the tour — 2,000 of which will plod through my garden. Can you imagine prep work? And my angst?
Fortunately the work required for all three events is the same — clean up the garden. So it’s been three weeks of constant editing, last-minute stunt plants, weeding, trimming, blowing, raking, mulching, deadheading, pruning, watering, sweeping, and so on. Oh, and edging. Edging makes everything look a bit more polished. That, and eliminating every dead leaf. Good thing it’s a small yard.
I’m trying to use my art director’s eye and experience with decades of photo shoots as well as the knowledge I’ve gained over the years prepping for ten-plus garden tours. As the week wears on, I have one more small project to accomplish, and then just constant clean up. As you would any room in the house if guests were coming.