Garden Update

Left - last year's alpine plant Right -Renee's
Garden Alpine Plant
I think this weather must be confusing my garden as temparatures have varied from 60 degrees to as high as 85 degrees. Naturally, since we live at the ocean, the temperatures are lower here than in the city (Boston). Nonetheless, my cucumbers are doing okay. I spotted 2 baby cucumbers already. Using popsicle sticks, I created a verticle climb for them to keep them from the ground.

First Baby Cucumber
The alpine strawberries that I started from seed have grown and produced many quaint little flowers at this point - but no fruit! The alpine strawberries from last year (which wintered on my balcony) have caught up to the ones I have been growing indoors.

World Association of Flower Arrangers' World Flower Show

Flower arrangements usually fall outside my general interests; however, I decided to attend this one as the advertisements screamed how lucky Boston was to have this show here. There were many beautiful arrangements, but - overall I was not impressed. In part, I was hoping for more earthy and less modern exhibits. The worst part; however, was the lack of variety in flower types - there were maybe 6 different flowers in hundres of exhibits. I was further disappointed when I saw rows of nearly identical displays. The UK, Italy, Japan, and the United States were well represented, but there was not much from other countries. Check out my slideshow below.