Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Beauty of Structure

It is easy to be discouraged when you are a gardener at this time of year. Although those pictures of gardens from back east, covered in snow are beautiful, I am just glad that it is a bit warmer here, but it still is cold and damp outside. There is very little color in the garden, except for all the beautiful shades of green. I am just thankful that the foundation plants have all become established so that when most of the beautiful roses, iris and flowering perennials are resting, the garden still looks like a nice place to spend time - thanks to good structure. The trees are getting quite large, more like trees than overgrown shrubs, and there is a lot of planting to do this spring to accommodate the growing shade, but I am fine with that. I am actually more interested in the ambiance of my garden than any actual plant. A romantic, shady, aromatic space will always make me happy. I am off to the nursery today, but my focus is on replacing some tired houseplants that are looking a bit neglected after many years in the house. With all the holiday decorations put away, I am ready for a little bit of spring in the house, even though it is still very much winter outside!


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Wow, your gardens are beautiful!

Sheila said...

Thank you Lorraine! You are very kind!