- Built by our friend Ben Crane in about
2004, this little shed houses the garden tractor and a
potting room, the later having been taken over by three
cats: Sophie, Schuster and Sid Vicious. It's also the
new home of Georgie's mom Celia's rose bush. Plants across
the front from left to right are clematis, deutzia,
blueberry, anthony waterer spirea, burgundy barberry, little
princess spirea and pink peony.
Vegetable Garden - This garden is behind the garage and has
been our vegetable garden for years. But it doesn't
seem to get enough sun, so Georgie wants to start a new one
- not lose this one, mind you - just start a new one.
This year we're growing leeks, lettuce, potatoes, eggplant,
green peppers, green beans, basil and tomatoes.
- This garden is a joint venture with
our neighbors Dave and Betty Scott. Its located behind
the horse paddock and is filled with winter squash, pumpkins
and decorative gourds. No water out here, so you get
what nature gives you.
- You would think that by virtue of
living in the Finger Lakes, we should automatically be
able to grow lots of grapes. Not so - Mark has
replanted grapes several times, only to find no grapes
on the arbor, but bunches of wild grapes growing only a
few feet away. So the Grape Arbor is now in a
state of frustrated neglect, which, after several years,
now seems to be producing lots of grapes. Question
is, can we get them before the crows.
- This is where everybody ends up at the end and
probably where we'll end up too. Its planted
with Day Lilies and is a cool shady spot even on the
hottest days. Unfortunately, the two box elder trees
are dying and will have to come out soon.
Sunshine Garden - Georgie needed more room for
vegetables, so in 2008, she enlisted Dave Scott
to help till this new garden. It has 24
tomato plants, zuccini, peppers, kale, eggplant
The perennial garden is on the site of an old garage
that was here when Georgie bought the place in 1977.
The old foundation was taken apart in 2006 and
rebuilt into a beautiful garden wall by Interlaken
stone mason Bob Eller.