We gathered the dung for the second hotbed over the last week, throwing it up in a pile to heat and after a single turning it proved so abundantly steamy we were able to load the hotbed just four days later….
From lambs and chicks to the vibrant splashes of color about to explode in our more than 30 historic gardens—spring is on its way to Williamsburg! Many would argue the true magnitude of beauty can only be experienced in person but we’re going to try our best to illustrate this season of new beginnings through beautiful images and some of your shared memories….
We have experienced an unusual amount of snow this month and it has only been within the last several days that the snow has subsided to a degree that we might determine what has survived and what has perished or is so severely injured that the only recourse is removal….
I am not among those who complain about the weather and find it to be a pointless and debilitating dissertation. After many years of working out of doors I have acclimatized my expectations to accommodate the seasons and find pleasure in their cyclical peculiarities….
One week ago today, Williamsburg was blanketed in several inches of snow. And just about everywhere you turn, you can still spot the lingering reminders of one of the harshest winters we’ve seen in decades. It’s a sight that has many of us dreaming of spring. But what will all this wind, cold air, and snow mean for our colonial gardens once it finally does warm up?…