Category: Seasons

Spring in the Winter Garden

Yes, March is here! Snow, rain, high winds and nighttime temperatures in the 20’s.┬áThis my first March living in the mountains of North Carolina, so I didn’t know what to expect, but, no surprises. It’s the same March weather I experienced in Connecticut. Spring did tease us with a few warm days but she didn’t…

Happy 1st Anniversary!

On October 19, 2014 I published my first post for my blog: Always the Garden. I remember sitting with printed directions on my lap following every step trying to set up my pages; it was all new learning for me, scary and difficult. I had to refer to the Lingo sheet just to get through…

The May Garden

This morning I took an early morning stroll through my garden. Please come with me and enjoy the highlights of the garden in May. Each new gardening season brings the delight of anticipating garden gifts: A garden gift for you: xxoo

Spring in the Garden

Chartreuse, emerald, jade, and lime are visible in the gardens now; the perennials are emerging. It always amazes me how sparse the landscape looks this time of year. Come June the borders will be overflowing with color. The reason I love the shade garden is because I love the beauty of foliage. The varied sizes,…

Snowdrops

There’s a drift of snow at the back door, and snowdrops blooming at the front. ~ Tasha Tudor Tasha Tudor’s Garden   Snowdrops are the first flowers I see in spring. They reseed themselves; every year it is a joy to see the tiny white bells nodding in the breeze in different areas of the…

Gardens with Personality

Foliage is important, flowers are the spice, but statues add personality to your garden all through the seasons. A few days ago, trudging through deep snow, I made my way to the potting shed, and peeked inside; my wicker chair was waiting for me; bright sun filled the space and I sat for a while…

The Color of Joy

February 19, 2015, marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. This is the year of the Goat. If you were born in 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, or 2015 you were born in a Goat year. According to Chinese astrology you are: calm, gentle, shy, thoughtful, creative, honest and resilient. My daughter,…

White on White

Never for a moment do I doubt that everything is there, concealed, waiting for another spring. ~ Elsa Bakalar A Garden of One’s Own An early morning walk in the garden: a landscape of white on white. Listen to the silence of a world waking up to the dawn of day. Buddleia draped with crystals…

My Potting Shed

When we moved into our home many years ago the gardens I envisioned were in books; not in my yard. But, there was an old chicken coop: rustic shelves, small windows that didn’t close properly, crude wooden beams, and a table made out of a vintage door. Perfect! Clay pots, rakes, shovels, and trowels made…