Last week was filled with even more responsibilities and activities than normal, if you can believe it ... and most of you already think that I'm the most Energizer Bunny-like person that you know. Final preparations for the Rose Work Day at Hollywood Cemetery filled almost every available moment, with maps and notes spread all over the dining table and kitchen counter, and my To Do list close by so I didn't forget something important.
In between all of this, I made time for some fun stuff ... lunch with friends on Thursday and Friday, a day of shopping on Wednesday with our youngest daughter, and a little bit of garden work (a VERY little bit) in my own garden, to help keep me sane and grounded.
The rose day at Hollywood was yesterday. Volunteers arrived at 10am. Instructions were given, teams chosen, assignments handed out, and everyone disbursed into the cemetery to do their thing. I circulated and checked in on the volunteers as they worked.
This was the only photo that I took all day ... fallen magnolia petals.
Now that this is behind me, I can turn my full attention to my own garden. Spring arrived overnight, according to the calendar, but my garden thinks that it's here already. Grass is growing, daffodils are blooming, and my roses are beginning to leaf out. I am really excited to get to my pruning, to put the roses into their best shape for their big show in May.
(Speaking of roses ... Save the date: Open Garden this year will be on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016.)
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