Friday, May 10, 2013

Tulip time

I was out walking with NCW this morning and we encountered tulips in full bloom. I'm not sure how they were able to get the the flower stage while enduring one of the longest winters in local history, but there they were. Tulips are a sure sign that winter has fled and we'll be able to spend some quality time outside. I suspect that the Tulip Festival in Holland will have a larger and more brilliant array of bloomers, but these were a welcome sight on Lincoln Avenue in the Saintly City.

There were other sights to be seen, sights that signal spring has finally sprung. This year the neighborhood gardening enthusiasts have convinced the city to allow a public garden area near Linwood Park's tennis courts. They have decided to go with a variety of small gardens called key hole gardens, a new concept to me. Since I'm not participating, just observing, I thought I'd try to find out a little more about the concept.  I guess I have some gardens to watch for the summer.

Outdoor tennis starts on Monday for me. I've seen other people on city courts, all smacking the ball around. I've been content to spend my time on indoor courts. I'm looking forward to wind, sun, and sunscreen.


Retired Professor said...

Those keyhole gardens are interesting. Lynne has a garden plot next to our Township offices building near the airport -- they rent them out, and she gets to plant a few things that get some sun, and don't get eaten by our local deer herd.

Enjoy your outdoor tennis! (And say "Hi" to NCW from me.)

Jimi said...

We don't have a deer herd in the city, but there are a lot of bunnies. The keyhole gardens have rabbit wire fences around them to try to keep the nibblers at bay.

NCW returns the "hi."

Retired Professor said...

Bunnies are just cute rodents, right?