The Season – As they say “the stage is set”… and finally after the last two months of cleaning, moving furniture, painting, searching for just the right accent pillow or blanket to finish off the rooms, Abigail’s is just about ready to be launched into the 2015 Season.
Ashland has had a very mild winter to date with absolutely no snow to be seen at all. A few rainy days, lots of fog and some lovely cold crisp sunny days. Whilst the East Coast is covered in snow we are basking in temperatures of 50+… Our garden is beginning to show signs of spring. The many bulbs that I planted last year in November are beginning to peek up through the ground. I just hope the deer do not eat them when they decided to appear once again. They have been absent over the last few weeks and the roses appear to be intact. We lost the huge fir tree outside Abigail’s Garden room last year in the huge storm that hit Ashland late one night. Fortunately the house survived intact as the tree fell towards the parking lot. I have replanted a few shrubs and ground cover in that area and will wait to see what pops up out of the ground. I have put up some bird feeders in the hopes of bringing a lot of birds into the garden throughout Spring and Summer. I have strategically placed them in front of the dining room window for “breakfast bird viewing” and in a tree close to the porch area. We are just waiting for the weather to warm up before we lay down new bark and pebbles along the pathways. The back decking area has had a good scrub down and the porch is in the process of receiving a new “lick of paint”.