15 August 2010 23:16:52
grasses in the Bay Garden
I had the pleasure of spending the day with Krista and her lovely family.
We had an early start at Hardymount Gardens (first time for me) and then visited Altamont. We had County Carlow covered before lunch!
We then went back to my place for a bite and on to the Bay Garden in Camolin.
I realised that I have only ever been to the Bay Garden in early summer and I must say that I have missed out. There is one garden room at the Bay that I have always disliked. I wondered why they never did anything 'decent' with it. Visiting that very garden room today, my jaw dropped open. The prominent plants are grasses and boy did they look spectacular with the sun coming through them. I was quite bowled over.
However, time got the better of us and we never made it to Coolaught Gardens but I think we managed to pack quite a bit into today. I couldn't believe how good Krista's little girl, Evelyn, was. She never complained or moaned, with all the walking and everything.
I must say, Krista is such a great gardening companion, never demanding or imposing. I could spend days happily in her company. Sorry, I can't make it to Coolaught with you tomorrow, Krista. If it was up to me it would be my preferred day out but the kids had to have their say for tomorrow ;-)