This was our driveway a year ago! There are flakes flying in the air again...but we are grateful that they have not thrown a party, invited all of their friends and created mountains of snow in our yard....and we will forever be grateful for the help of our friends and neighbors...and for big green tractors!!!!
From the first hard freeze until the earliest bloom of spring flowering bulbs we tolerate the beauty of the winter landscape. Now that the magic of the holiday season is packed away... it's time to dig through those late summer garden notes and plan for the season ahead!!
Yes...it's time to develop a plan!!
After months of looking out our windows to see nothing but white, brown and green... we are going to be hungry for COLOR!!!!! Our landscape plan starts with the potting shed. This special garden is shaded until late afternoon. Annuals that require a sunny exposure have not been happily planted in this location. Time for a change. Another important choice? Color!!! The faded red boards on this little building beg for complementary colors. Vibrant oranges, fuschia pinks and a neon shade of violet will bring this garden to life! OK..now it's finally time to choose the proper plants. This garden is already planted in perennials that bloom in their time... but a boost of annual color is going to bring this garden to life!! We know the answer!!
Sun tolerant varieties of Impatiens! Sunbelt Bright Pink, Candy Orange and Candy Violet. These little beauties promise to provide quite a show for our summer visitors!!!!