On walk through the blocks surrounding the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood this week, I asked Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle if she would like to stray just a few houses from our usual route to see if the folks who give us a wonderful display of color every summer are making any progress yet.
The dog was easily led.
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Nope. Not much happening in this expanded side yard. Yet.
There was some green already poking up, yes. But I did not see any of the rose plants that provide the highlight of these grounds come, oh, May through October. And that makes me wonder what exactly this green-thumbed gardener does during winter.
We’ll come back later to check it out.
Do you have any guesses about this gardener’s strategies? What would you put in this plot of land, and why? When do you expect color bursts where you live?