Chris in the morning, AKA John Corbett in Northern Exposure, said it best –
And indeed I do. As the sun warms the earth in these northern latitudes a feeling of unparalleled excitement seeps into the body of every gardener.
We take our obligatory walk through our gardens, or in my case, a walk through the ice, and envision what is to come. And what is to come? This year I am having a difficult time envisioning anything growing in my ice encrusted landscape.
The terraces in the Terraced Garden have disappeared under the snow and ice as well as the distinctive inward spiral of the labyrinth. It is even impossible to walk to the lower garden! I need an infusion of color! Unlike those who tilled the earth in eons past, we do not need to rely on our memories of what once was. With a click and paste I can recreate and share with you what is to come. Enjoy!
Terraced Garden behind home
Deciduous Azaleas Northern Lights
Hellebore in the lower garden.
My harbinger of spring!