I got home yesterday afternoon to see the delivery of Sweet Peet had happened, Pedro and his team busy at weeding, planting, laying the peet, and grooming beds. My gardener, Hallie Wolfe, quoted me $480 for this peet and I think she said it was around $52/yard, delivered. Anyone else near me buy any cheaper? I know Bedford Gravel sells it for $54/yard then adds $50 for delivery. I hate to say this, but with Hallie, her work and crew are so exceptional, her prices always fair, the quality of plants she provides is extraordinary, her eye for design is amazing, that when she quotes me a price, I don’t quibble. She’s worth her weight in gold.
I’ll take more photos at the end of today of the pool garden, but this from late yesterday, with new roses in to replace the few that died over the winter, and half of the beds weeded and mulched. It’s so serene and beautiful, it makes me want to spend the whole day down there.
The peonies took a huge hit in what torrential rains came to Bedford in our absence. Many of them ripped of their delicate petals and fallen over to ruin. Some have yet to bud, thankfully, and some survived.