Thursday, February 25, 2016

Spring is Coming......

I love plants that brave the late winter winds and show all the frustrated cooped up winter gardeners that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Spring is coming maybe just one day at a time. (Yesterday it 
was in the 60's today it is snowing) But these hellebores are starting to strut their stuff.

Then there are always the reliable crocus that beg for the sun to pop out. I need to go search out my favorite snowdrops!! This time of year, I am always thankful that I keep planting early spring bulbs and bloomers.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Natural Hardscaping

I recently had the wonderful pleasure of touring an amazing garden on Plantation Key. I don't want to spill the beans on this garden since I just submitted a wonderful article for the Kentucky Gardener profiling this garden.  It will be in the May Magazine.

I will say one thing that I really loved about this garden was ht away the husband and wife team used what Mother Nature had given them.

The beds were all outlined with coral rocks and the had been dug up or found. The paths were sea worn planks that had washed a shore during storms and hurricanes. The plants were intertwined with driftwood and in fact there were beautiful sculptures of drift wood through out the garden.

This was an amazing space that was full of exotic palms, orchids and much more. I will blog more about it later. But look around your area, there are gifts from nature all around us. Nothing makes a garden more unique than natural freebies. 


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