Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Planning A Spring Garden, New Series

First off, is that not a pretty picture?
It is from last April and it is my Rugosa Roses in bloom.
Oh I love that bright pink!

Although it seems very far off, our Spring garden is coming very soon.
Oh wow, does that sound wonderful... Spring.

Honestly though, it will be here before we know it.  

And now is the time to start our planning and preparing times.  
I have spent about three days in the last week in the garden.  
We had a few days of warmer weather and I took full advantage of it.  

First I have to say how wonderful it was to be outside!  
Oh, it was THERAPY to be able to get my hands dirty again.  
I love to snuggle into the couch and veg out in front of the tv... 
that is what winter is about.  
But it was just heaven to be out in the garden.... 
I am so envious of my Southern friends and the mild weather.

It is in the low 30s here again for the highs.... Burr!!!

What gardening did I accomplish?
Well I spent a good deal of time just walking in circles...
Yes, my favorite hobby is walking around looking at the ground.

But I found all sorts of wonderful things...
Like perennials still blooming!

Yes, my dianthus and pincushion flowers still are making NEW blooms.
Silly things, I guess they don't know how cold it is.

But some of my lovely plants are getting ready to bloom...
Like my six new hellebores!  
They are ready to bloom in pinks and creams.
I cannot wait, this will be the first season for them.
They are just starting to open.

This is taken just a minute ago.  
Yes, crazy me went outside in my pajamas and garden clogs 
in 23 degree weather to show you my hellebores blooming!
Please tell me you are as excited as I am... lol.

But really, that is what it is all about.
Getting excited.

Seeing the new seedlings coming up.

The things that even though the should be sleeping thru the winter...

They are giving you a sweet little bloom.

The sweet surprises...
They make it all the more special.
And worth it....

Now, when you are bundled up like a snowman out knee deep in the mud...
it's up to you to explain it to your non-gardening family.
Your on your own on that one...

But as for me---
I totally get it.

I will be doing a new series on what I am doing for my spring garden.
I hope you will stay in touch!  
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  1. Love reading your garden blogs Brooke. You have great flower gardens! Great to see while so cold here in Kansas.
    Happy Gardening....

  2. Good luck with your new series!
    xo Ingrid

  3. I am not sure I can plan my garden yet - but I am not too far off! Thanks for sharing the inspiration. Take care, Laura

  4. I just found your site, and it's lovely. I, too, have been known to wander our gardens in my PJs, although last night I had flashlight in hand and raincoat covering the PJs as I raced to cover the potager and veggie gardens from freezing rain. (Very disappointed children today that we didn't have a snow day--usually the schools close for any freezing event in SC.) I'm counting the days until spring, but thank goodness for hellebores--they provide such a cheerful burst of color during the gray winter days. And thank godness for greenhouses, where I can play in the soil (although it's for my business, but still--very therapeutic.) Just became a follower, and I look forward to visiting again soon. Happy weekend!

  5. Beautiful... I loved reading this post.

  6. I love the promise of hellebores! Winter is the perfect time to dream and plan--spring will be here before we know it!


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