While I am happily knitting away, in this very snow-stormy winter, eating lots of hibernation foods and also enjoying a beverage or two since I can’t go out and drive anywhere , the garden is calling my name (well not really silly else I would be on medication locked up somewhere). What I am “hearing” sounds suspiciously like cries for NEW PLANTS! Well, happy to oblidge.
Lest you think I can supress my gardening compulsion for any legnth of time, let me asure you it never really goes away. While my hands are occupied, my mind is busy busy busy planning and dreaming.
And what am I dreaming of….well, in a happy way a couple of new climbing roses from my favorite rose breeder, David Austin Roses www.davidaustinroses.com and the two clematis I ordered that are overwintering in the cutting garden . I got them from my favorite vine nursery , Brushwood www.gardenvines.com. I also have my usual crazy order in at Bluestone www.bluestoneperennials.com and just a few things from Khlem’s song sparrow www.songsparrow.com
What I am dreaming about in a dreadful thrash about the covers kind of way is the fact that the new fence installation left me a huge chunk of lawn that needs to be removed then the area tilled and soil amendments added…then several bushes and one tree need to be shifted… and a pathway added ..and perennials divided to continue the pattern that is already started abutting the sidewalk. This will be a huge chore that is already taxing my brain as to how I can most effectively rearrange the plants without spending days on the couch eating advil and wearing ice packs. I may even hire help….we will see how it goes. Anyway, while I avoid thinking about that , here are some photos of a few plants I have on order.I must love them now because when they arrive and I can’t remember where I meant to plant them, I will not be so enamored.