Monday, January 28, 2008
We put a new garden in at the road under our Morningside sign. It went in when most of the plants were dormant, or at least not much top growth. I tried to choose some that have a winter profile such as Heuchera 'Amethyst Mist', Geranium 'Karmina', Dianthus 'Heart Attack' and others. It will be exciting for us to see just what it does really look like by late spring; it may be a total disaster. Gardens can be that way. Sometimes I think this group of plants will look great together and that I have the golden garden touch, other times I'm not sure. We will see which way it goes, thumbs up or down.
Work is ongoing in the other gardens. My old first garden is going to get a revamp. So much needs to be divided and rearranged, new plants taken for a test drive pushing the envelope on zone and sun or shade tolerance. Redoing a garden is like going shopping for a new wardrobe without worrying if I have gained weight over the winter!
We have left so many of the grasses and tall perennials standing in the gardens, and I do so enjoy the winter garden, in it's own way, almost as much as the other seasons. Everything is starting to get a little ratty by now, though, and it's almost time to cut them down. Another turning of a season.
Welcome back, Spring.