Garden open to public

It’s official!  Wise Manor Gardens will open to visitors to Jefferson during the annual Historic Pilgrimage of Homes this year on May 1-2!  C. Jai and I are both delighted to be chosen and are stepping up our efforts to complete plans we have discussed for improving the garden.  It’s my understanding that buying a ticket to tour the homes will admit you to the Twilight Garden Stroll which will include Wise Manor Gardens this year.  Lots going on that weekend!  Reserve your room now!

Wren family

I was taking down my Easter door wreath to put up my patriotic wreath, when I happened to look down to notice that my little wren had made her nest and laid six eggs in the lower curve of the wreath AGAIN this year, soooo my front door still has an Easter wreath on the exterior and the patriotic wreath is currently on the inside of the door.  The tiny bird (or one of her offspring) comes ever year and nests in the same place, but I had overlooked her activities this year although I was constantly picking up moss and debris from my threshold.  I should have remembered that she likes that wreath.  Whenever I attempt to peer into her inner sanctum, she flies out, so I can keep tabs on the progress of the eggs.  She doesn’t seem to be deterred in spite of my intrusions and the opening and closing of the door.  When they hatch, they are quiet as little mice, never peeping or cheeping, even when she comes in to feed them.  Then suddenly one day they are gone and the nest is abandoned until next spring.  I give it a good bug spraying and replace it with the patriotic wreath.  And so it goes…