It was a rainy day in my garden today. Too wet & dreary to do any work, so I sat and looked at the garden from the patio. Sometimes rainy days give us time to think about what we need to accomplish in the garden or come up with ideas. My large containers that are filled with Periwinkle were calling to me to prepare for next spring. I have 24 Thalia Daffodil bulbs to plant this fall. These white fragrant blossoms underplanted with some Grape Hyacinth will really add something special to next year’s garden. It’s hard to believe that something as ordinary as a bulb can turn into a gorgeous flower that comes back year after year. Something garden related that did happen today was my seven perennials that I ordered this summer from Bluestone were delivered today. I have six new plants to find new homes for this weekend. The seventh is a three pack of Asperula odorata ‘Sweet Woodruff’ to replenish the Woodland garden. It is a great part sun-full shade groundcover that has the sweetest little white flowers in the spring. The other plants include Echinops ‘Ritro’, Euphorbia ‘Chameleon’, Echninacea ‘Harvest Moon’ and ‘Sundown’, Lobelia ‘Vedrariensis’ (a purple flowering cultivar) and Belamcanda ‘Hello Yellow’. They were all in a medium sized box packed carefully in styrofoam peanuts that I can send back to be recycled. So as the rain continues to fall, I will sit and dream of next spring in the garden. Afterall, each spring the garden becomes something fresh and exciting again. Every fall and winter the weather turns cooler and the garden prepares for its’ long winter nap. This is my down time to prepare for the next season to come. Just when I start to get that gardening itch to start digging in the soil again, everything starts all over again. A new season, a new garden, fresh ideas and plans to take us through another summer. Have a nice weekend!
Dreaming of Spring…