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Finished – almost

The garden now has street-side charm.  In another month, the perennials in front of the fence will start blooming.  Still to plant - Heliopsis 'Summer Sun.'

The garden now has street-side charm. In another month, the perennials in front of the fence will start blooming. Still to plant – Heliopsis ‘Summer Sun.’

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Plants in the box (from Bayview Farm and Garden Nursery) need some time and warmth to start filling in.

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The crew from Art of Soil took special care to plant all the boxwood roots at the proper depth. We will wait to trim foliage to the same height once they’ve had time to settle in and start growing new roots.

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Arborvitae hedge needs some staking just like other trees until the anchor roots get established. And the patio furniture can emerge when it stops raining!

There’s a temptation to keep tweaking to make it perfect.  But what’s really needed is the magic and time that only Mother Nature can provide.  And our patience.

 

 

 

 

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Random, but good thoughts on Valentine’s Day

Last night my beloved Twilight Plant Group Met to discuss summer bulbs.  My friend T has moved into the city and is slowly divesting herself of things.  I already have a stack of Garden Design magazines.  Last night she gave me this frog that sits in the bottom of a vase to help support stems.  Even if I never use it (but I will) it is a lovely thing and reminds me of my friend and her garden.

Frog from T.

Frog from T.

T. always had several different kinds of snowdrops in her island garden.  Mine are just now coming up under the English oak I planted for daughter A. and son-in-lawn S.   The patch is still very sparse, so I bought some more “in the green” which is the best way to buy and plant since the little bulbs dry out so quickly.

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A form of Iris reticulata given to me by my father-in-law is now blooming in my garden.

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I had 10 yards of compost delivered today.  I guess it’s really time to start gardening.

Thought from yoga today:  the trees see me.

 

 

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