Planning, Scheming & Garden Dreaming: While We Wait for the Thaw . . .

March 22nd, 2014 § 3 comments

Calla Lilies, copyright 2014, michaelamedinaharlow, thegardenerseden.comCalla Lilies Blush on the First Morning of Spring

Spring may have officially arrived, but Winter isn’t giving up so quickly. Snow squalls wrapped my hilltop in a swirling, downy-white blanket this morning and wind whipped my clanking compost bin down the walk. Oh White Witch, won’t you loosen your chilly grip and leave us to the thaw? We’ve piles of snow yet to melt before we can begin our work.

The winter-weary squirrels and discouraged songbirds huddle beneath conifers, and meanwhile, beside the fire, we wrap ourselves in fluffy chartreuse blankets and dream of grassy lawns and sunny gardening days to come. New garden seminars are being planned for this spring at Walker Farm, and I’ve been busy flipping through catalogues and garden supply websites; all the while dreaming and scheming . . .

Garden Dreaming, copyright 2014, michaelamedinaharlow, thegardenerseden.com Curled Up on Quiet Weekends with Gardening Catalogues and Books

 Luminous Lilies Brighten March’s Moody Gloom

Inspiration, copyright 2014, michaelamedinaharlow, thegardenerseden.com Design Inspiration for the Mind’s Eye. On My Coffee Table: Gardening Titles by Louisa Jones and New Garden Design by Zahid Sardar

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§ 3 Responses to Planning, Scheming & Garden Dreaming: While We Wait for the Thaw . . ."

  • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Oh my, Michaela! Your concrete concrete countertop (took a bit, but I did puzzle it out eventually; ) makes a perfect backdrop for portraiture – such AWESOME pics – they fairly glow from within of their own ethereal light: ) and are THE perfect antidote for the white witch’s last-gasp hissy-fit…
    And, unto her I do direct: “You, oh Cold-Hearted One, have o’er stayed your welcome, and Spring would be about her business… Depart. Go. BEGONE, I say and come no more until ’tis next your turn!!”
    (Pretty powerful stuff, wouldn’t you say… When you have the bulk of North America behind it; )

  • Michaela says:

    Thank you, Deb. Pouring those countertops was the best $265 investment I ever made! I love them …10 years and just a little buff & polish is all they ever need. Guests sometimes mistake them for soapstone.
    I sure hope your banishing spell works, Deb. I hear something-wicked-this-way-comes for mid week! Ugh! Enough!

  • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Yeah, I keep hearing the same nasty rumours here as well; but it’s been working so far: they’d predicted 10cm(4″) on the weekend and we only got a dusting (twice; ) so fingers stay crossed… It’s still been wicked cold though, so time to work on those Spring temps (and survive by vicariously enjoying your lovely blooms; )
    Thank you for sharing!

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