1/26/17

The garden at rest

I took these out in the garden a day or two ago.  They show my winter resting garden, all cleaned up.  Ready to start again. 


I am a lover of perennials.  Unfortunately, they tend to leave a rather bleak picture off season.  My Mom taught me to plant some evergreens so there would be some kind of year round interest, and I chose all these grasses and a few shrubs.  There are multiple types and heights.  And, next summer, I'll hopefully be tying back an overabundance of growth, once again. 



I have one more section to clean up, and then a section that I'm "re-designing"  But, I'd better get started because Mr Forsythia, a true predictor of spring has started to try to bloom.  Either he is very confused, or we won't have another freeze this year.  (Yes, Gloria, there is climate change.)


In winter, this is where all the real work happens.  There are plenty of things blooming in the greenhouse.  And, plenty of very happy fern.  You can't see them, but way at the back are the citrus trees.


Everybody have a great Thursday.  I am keeping my head down and staying busy.  But, it does feel a bit like re-arranging the furniture in a house that's on fire.  It's hard to watch everything I believe in being dismantled. 

Lane

4 comments:

Dot Wankat said...

I appreciate every one of your posts and actually start my days with them.

Your comment that "It's hard to watch everything I believe in being dismantled" struck me. That's exactly what it feels like.

Dot

Mari said...

"Everything I believe in being dismantled." Yes. Sigh. Remember, resistance is not futile. I have to believe that goodness will win out.

Barb H said...

Everything will continue to be dismantled until the People force their legislators to control the megalomaniac who's in the White House. Every one of us who feels dismayed has the responsibility to protest in whatever fashion he/she chooses. I have faith that the People will overcome.

Barb H said...

Everything will continue to be dismantled as long as there's a megalomaniac in the White House. Every American who is sees the danger has the responsibility to protest in any and every fashion he/she sees fit. I have faith that ultimately the People will prevail!