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.
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!
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?
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.
Now this is my kind of Autumn weather!
I was able to spend an entire day out in the garden, trying to clean up spent perennials and even got a few bulbs planted. Sunshine has been very scarce and I had felt my mood began to darken along with the weather. The Burning Bush is like a big cup of coffee for my soul!
The weather has been colder and wetter then normal!
Sunshine has been very scarce and I’m behind in the garden chores.
Mother Nature, I need a little cooperation.
I love Foxgloves! My zone 4 garden is not always kind to these plants, they often die off from harsh winter temps, but I keep trying. Even if I can only grow them as annuals, they add such color and charm to the garden.