It's time for new GARDEN DREAMS and celebrating the many wonders of a new season!
Spring offers us ALL a FRESH new start!
In my morning walk around the garden I noticed other " not so obvious signs" of spring with a closer look.
Daylillies to come!
Here they are showing off in my SUMMER GARDEN!
Strawberry Seductions ( "yarrow") delicate fern like leaves are just peaking out of the soil. Notice I have not raked the leaves away just yet...We could still have a light snow or frost here in New England so I will wait a bit longer to clean up my beds. Before long they will look like this!
Look what else I found! Monarda d. "Jacob Cline" Bee Balm peaking through the leaves!
It's BRIGHT RED blossoms light up my SUMMER garden like no other flower can!
One of my annual spring rituals is to head outside on a sunny spring morning coffee in hand and open up my garden journal ( binder ) to see how many of my garden dreams were brought to fruition from the previous year. At the same time, I love to tuck away some new ideas for the coming season.
Garden magazines and books for children and adults are wonderful sources for inspiration if you don't have the luxury of actually traveling to the English Countryside to get a first hand look! I also enjoy visiting friends gardens, and attending local garden tours for further inspiration.
Here are three annual garden tours you might like from my neck of the
Cape Cod Lavender Farm
Heritage Museum and Gardens
Nantucket Daffodil Festival
Gardeners who continue to inspire me ~
Some of these incridible women are no longer with us here on earth, but they are in spirit! The Gardens they left behind for us to learn from still live on through the help of volunteers. We also have their many books to steel away with while dreaming about our own gardens. The ones who are still with us today are such gifts! They are still growing and sharing their lives and talents with us along the way. They offer us hope with new and fresh ideas to try ourselves and share with our families and friends.
Today, on this first day of SPRING, I am so grateful for them all!
When I read about the miracles they have accomplished through gardening and the lives they have, and will change for the better I am always inspired to get out there and GROW!
Have you met?
Mary Jane Butters
Gardening is Good Medicine~ whether in a pot or a large plot, go forth with your own garden dreams and put down some roots! You'll just feel better... I promise! ~ Deborah Jean