Garden Textures

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The last few growing seasons I have worked on bringing in some new plantings and textures into the garden.  Conifers have been finding their places into the landscape.

Even in a zone 4 garden and it’s size constraints there are so many design options.

Dwarf, columnar, and weeping specimens.

Colors that vary from green, blue, silvers and golden.

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I miss my garden during these long winter months but creating garden textures that break up the white ground really helps.  Of coarse I have found a few spots for just a couple more!

 

A Little Greenhouse

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This blog all started with this little greenhouse.

As this year closes and a long break from blogging; I have a renewed desire to continue the story of my little garden and sharing how each of the seasons open and close here in this zone 4 climate.

I’m grateful for so many garden friends who reached out to encourage me to keep going and just check on me; garden friends are truly the nicest!

Look for me to show up here on a more regular basis starting in January and I hope to provide just a tiny bit of inspiration.

The garden is always changing and so is the gardener!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garden Inspiration

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I absolutely loved this house with it’s wrap around porch that I spied while on vacation in Maine this past summer.

The simplicity of multiple pots of Eucalyptus lined up on the edge of the porch stopped me in my tracks.

The plants gently swayed in the breeze that was bringing in salty air from the water.

An inspiration for my own garden this summer.

Where do you find garden inspiration?

 

 

Buried In Winter

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Winter still has a firm grip on the garden.  I’ve struggled with Blogging over the last year and have wondered if I should still continue the journaling of the little garden.  Maybe when the snow melts and the garden begins to wake up-I will too.