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a beautiful winter garden

december planting

On 02, Dec 2015 | No Comments | In plants, wintergarden | By All Year Garden

It turns out it was not too late to plant daffodils after all. I found a large bag waiting sadly on the sales rack and because the relatively mild weather gave me an excuse, I couldn’t help myself. Read more…

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colors of the garden

Spring finally decided to grace us with its presence and all I have to say is “Meh!” Not too hot, not too cold, just like the proverbial porridge, and way too late. The garden proceeds according to its own schedule and will look quite pretty when the cheerful daffodils, hyacinths and grape hyacinths bloom. Read more…

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why spring is my favorite season

Spring didn’t come early this year, the daffodils and hyacinths are still struggling with the cold weather.

Last year around this time the grass was sprinkled with violets, the sky was blue and temperatures rose to the high sixties. Read more…

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potential

If you were to ask me what was in this pot the simple answer would be snow covered dirt but simple answers, though factually accurate, usually don’t address the question. Read more…

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sundial

Since the first stages of planning a garden I envisioned it with a sundial. Said time piece remained in the planning stages ever since, a beautiful shifting target always a day away. I can’t make up my mind about the material, the finish level, the style. Read more…

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twigs and berries

On 13, Jun 2010 | No Comments | In wintergarden | By All Year Garden

There are many plants that provide winter interest, especially on the backdrop of snow. Holly berries, the beautiful red canes of dogwood, wild rose hips, the echinacea seed pods, fountain grasses all provide color and texture during a season when color is scarce. Make sure to plant some of these plants in your garden so that you have something to enjoy during the long cold winter months.

I will follow up with more examples of plants that provide interest in your garden during all its seasons.

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