Winter is here. I know some of you out there love this season but for me…not so much.
I’m already looking ahead and beginning to plan for my garden in the Spring. There will, of course, be the annual rituals of cleaning the bird bath, clearing the gardens, scrubbing the white fence, cutting back the Caryopteris, Lavender and Rosemary and then the sublime moments of staring at my gardens and the small green wonders that have actually emerged once again.
For now, here is a look ahead from where I sit or, rather, walk in the mornings:
Do you know Remodalista blog? There are several sections in this “Sourcebook for Considered Living” and the one I read this week is the Gardenista:
“16 Top Trends for Garden Design in 2016” by Michelle Slatella
16! That’s a lot of trends to talk about. But here are a few I found pertinent:
See Through Fences
The Untamed Look
Happy weekend, and I’ll be back on Monday with a new recipe for you.
It’s still cold outside, but we can all dream and plan for our spring and summer gardens!
Libby, spring-like weather will be back this weekend. I’m with you on the cold weather–not a fan. Have fun planning your spring garden.
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I need to START thinking of the PLAN too.I have a new area with new soil that gets NEW PLANTS!I want ALL white………any suggestions.
First I need to prune the roses…….ALL 287 of them!
That takes me awhile now…….I use to finish in a weekend!
Mom is at home doing better!!
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Like seeing the new garden trends! I spent all of New Year’s weekend planning a Butterly & Bee perennial garden in our neighborhood community plot. I am the only one interested so far, I will plant in the largest plot. Cannot wait to get started in the spring after laying down Preen. I planted sunflowers, zinnias and cosmos last year but the weeds won the battle. First time I have not had success with zinnias. In Ohio, they were always wonderful.
Oh Cindy: what a shame about the zinnias. You know, I find that seeds can be so difficult and temperamental. I end up buying lots of seedlings at the Farmers Market: local, but not home grown! Would love to see your pictures of the Butterfly & Bee garden as it progresses…
I’m sooo ready for spring! It’s bitterly cold here in DC. I have a new garden obsession: ornamental grasses! I think they will fit perfectly with the untamed look. Something new ahead for me. xoxo
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We do some ornamental grasses; I think the Muhly are my favorite. Do you know them? So lovely, especially in the fall when they turn a pale pink. Massed together they are spectacular. Of course, all the grasses are SO carefree, and perfect here in the South. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!