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Category Archives: winter
Ice in the Garden
We had our first significant snow of the season yesterday. It turned into rain last night and covered everything with a thin coat of ice. I’m torn between the beauty of it and the knowledge that some of my boxwoods … Read more
I’m totally obsessed with winter gardens. The thing is though, by spring, just like everyone else I get caught up in the sexier spring and summer seasons and completely forget to plant for winter. This year I’m going to try … Read more
Monday 46 | A Year of Mondays
Snow. Too much to go out into the garden where the drifts are well over three feet. My boots aren’t that tall! The photo was taken from the warmth inside to the garden through the bathroom window screen.
In my Reader…a winter list
As a landscape designer in the northeast United States, winter is a relief. I can read for pleasure without feeling the nagging sense that I should be doing something else. Here are some of the books I want to read … Read more
Monday 44 | A Year of Mondays
It’s grey. It’s damp. It’s winter. It’s challenging to find something interesting going on. I’ve hit a wall of mostly sticks and stones. I suppose that’s fine since there’s so much going on at this time of the year outside … Read more
Monday 43 | A Year of Mondays
The colors of winter. It’s gotten very cold and except for some oaks, there are no leaves clinging to their branches. It’s a time of texture in the garden. A quick trip in and out tells the story most days.