It was always my father's wish that something be done with the Blue Pot. Well today that effort made it to the top of the list of things to do. I needed to go to town for a 3/4 inch threaded nipple for connecting the hose bib on the outside of my stock tank well head cover - didn't work. I need one with continuous thread and no stop point in the middle so it protrudes far enough inside for another connection - and stopped to harvest some bamboo along the way.
The Blue Pot is now filled with bamboo.
My real job today was turning the resident gardener's house back on for her return next week. It involved cleaning and finishing putting the house back together from the flooring work done last fall.
The cherry trees in the wild cultivated garden are starting to bloom.
After a short mild heat wave, cool is set to return by the end of the week. Maybe the cherry trees will still be blooming when the sisters deliver Bulbarella to her mountain top. The Dogwoods may be in full bloom by then.
I visited Chuck B's blog who has been having a wonderful spurt of blogging this week. Must be spring break. I totally stole this idea from his visit to the sculpture gardens at Sierra Azul Nursery. If you visit Chuck be sure to click to the main page. He has visited Filoli and UC Santa Cruz Arboretum since this post.
Next, wine bottles will be placed on the ends of the bamboo poles. Art project complete. Unless I decide to shorten the poles a foot or so. I have to study it some.
It is still a bit upsetting that my father won't be coming back to see his Blue Pot art project completed. He would understand though. There are so many projects and never enough time.
Plants he chose for the garden to replace ones lost in the Great Easter Freeze of 2007 will remind of us him.