Its snowing outside today, and that makes it the perfect garden dreaming day. I love my gardens - the front English Cottage garden, and the other little garden beds around the house.
I love neat boarders and wild, crazy beds full of beauty. I like being inspired by gardens that I would never be able to replicate but am able to take small ideas from it and make them work for my garden.
I'm wanting to do more this year, and to get more intentional with what I have planted in my garden beds. Even, perhaps but don't tell Tim, dig a few more beds? See, back when I had 6 kids here and lots going on, I didn't have time for lots of garden beds. But now, I have time, and I have Kyle, and Lindsay who likes to garden and grow things, too.
So I'm dreaming of the possibilities, and of flowers that I love to grow!
I have this very same hanging candle holder and never thought to use it in this way! I'm going to this year!
Part of my long term garden plans include adding some spring flowering trees like Dogwood and Crabapple, and some more flowering shrubs.
I have time for roses now too, especially the love David Austin Roses. Old fashioned, delightful roses!
If you've been reading here for any time at all, you know my love of peonies! This white one is beautiful.
I could go on and on but I won't, for today anyway. I will say I've been enjoying episodes of Gardener's World on Y*uT*be. England's climate, I've read, corresponds pretty well to zones 6-9 here in the US. So if you live in those zones, you likely can grow most of the same plants they can grow in England. Of course, being in zone 7 here doesn't mean I can grow the same plants in my garden as someone in zone 9. Some plants I'd need to keep in pots and bring them indoors in the late fall/winter like my aloe. I suppose the same is true for gardeners in the UK as well. That the climate (temperatures, etc) where they are at in the UK might mean they can't grow some things that I can here. But we can be inspired by each others' gardens, right? Right!
I'm off to accomplish some household tasks now, but later I'll be sitting down to some knitting and a few Gardener's World episodes.
Do you have garden shows you like to watch? Let me know! I love finding new shows to watch and be inspired by!