Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Baltimore's Most Freak-tastic Garden

So, I won A Major Award for the second year in a row.  Yeah, true, it was for "Most Beautiful Garden," not "Most Freaktastic," and just for my particular part of Baltimore, but who knows - maybe I'll grade out at #1 City-wide?  In 2010, I had Baltimore's Third Most Beautiful Garden overall.   Ain't that something!

What do you mean, "that sounds tedious and lame?"  OK, fair enough -  here are a few garden photos from 2011's Masterfreak Masterpiece:

Native male thread-waisted wasp on native Joe Pye Weed "Little Joe."
Native carpenter bee on native lemon balm. 

Native Two-Spotted Digger Wasp on Spearmint "Kentucky Colonel" of dubious origin
Native Lemon Balm aka Horsemint in all its summer glory...

The elusive Hoverfly on Hyssop "Purple Haze"

And let's not forget the food!
Here's to hoping we can keep it totally freaky for 2012!


e.m.b. said...

NICE! Congrats to you on your freakiness... ;)

Rabid Outdoorsman said...

Congrats, great photos! I think I once attempted to break dance to the electric slide . . . perhaps I to am a freak and didn't even know?!?!

Kirk Mantay said...

Thanks Erin! Rabid - I actually owned that book. I bought it at our school book fair in either 4th or 5th grade.

tugboatdude said...

Not only did he own the book,that's him in the picture

Anonymous said...

So much hard work, certainly deserves to be honored. Congratulations!!

Kirk Mantay said...

T - at times like this, I thank God that you do not know how to operate Photoshop.

Mel - thanks!

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