Monday Muse 1.29.18

Our extremely fluctuating temperatures has some plants confused. Here the Pulmonaria (Lungwort)  sprouts its white foliage a wee bit soon. So too is the greening up on the Seslaria (Autumn Moor Grass).


Mature Gardens

Have their own rhythm. Checked on one at a client's we did more than 15 years ago. Always in process.  Drainage always rules.


The house fits the client. The garden fits the house & client. 


Early Spring After No Winter

I guess I shouldn't be grumpy about Climate  Change. The fact that the weekend after Valentines Day should bring temps near 60, seems to delight the tv weather-person, just as it does when we have summer drought & they announce yet another hot day with no rain. But, I am a plant advocate, not to mention animals & some humans who aren't out to destroy the planet. And so, it was with mixed emotions that I greeted the first Snowdrops in the yard. Their reappearance for decades, many many years after my garden mentor planted them and many years since she died, gives me hope in the persistence of life in face of many challenges.

 The Light Strengthens...

The Light Strengthens...

Luckily: we have had rain over the winter. 


First Snowdrops! 

Rain in the garden

On the heels of record rain in Aug., we've had even more this past week. Not only have many plants loved the combo of heat & water, but some have grown larger than normal & overstepped their bounds. 


One client texted me that he was unhappy with the unruliness in his garden as the result of the rains. I suggested he stake the plants until they dried out. I, coming from a family of artists, experience a different response & find the pushing of borders, welcome.


So, I was delighted to be on-site at another client's garden & see this wonderful ecosystem mingling & growing towards its fall/winter, critter-friendly habitat.