Saturday, June 12, 2010

Wolfe Street Gardens

About twice a week during nice weather, my husband and I head downtown for a walk. The neighborhoods of downtown Fredericksburg are at their best this time of year, with everyone’s gardens in bloom. And many downtowners take their landscaping very seriously. I’m not much of a gardener, and my property is entirely shaded, so even when I’m lucky enough to be able to grow some woodland plants, there’s not much color there. So I love the sunny little gardens of downtown. Even among the front yards that are postage stamp tiny, you’ll find many that are chock-full of blooms. This past week, we paid special attention to the yards on Wolfe Street, between Caroline and Spottswood.

The first garden is at the corner of Princess Anne. The gardener is hard at work at the center. From there, it was just a few steps to the next garden, where every square inch of front yard was filled with hydrangea and daylilies (also at top).

A tiny side garden:

I can't resist a white picket fence:

Near the end of the block, close to Spottswood.

Wolfe Street is home to the Wegner Metal Arts Foundry & Gallery, between Kenmore and Jackson, where the block gets more industrial.

I couldn't pass up this truck in a parking lot off Wolfe. I've never given much thought to horse's teeth, but now I'm wondering if there are cow dentists and pig dentists and goat dentists, too.

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