There’s a lot to be said for the winter garden and the aesthetic interest of perennials, grasses and seed heads covered in frost and snow. Come March, though, I start itching to order plants and plan changes and additions.
Soon … until then, we wait.
… it all started when we moved to a small town in New Jersey. The type of mythical place where there’s a soda fountain in the drug store, a Fourth of July parade, and lots of small and cozy post-war homes. Our own home’s yard was begging to be cultivated, and the idea of a garden took root. Nothing like starting with a clean slate. Thus, the fledgling garden began.
Where the sea meets the sky – British Columbia. Its unique climate make it one of the most garden-friendly places on earth. Here, some photos from the garden on “the hill” in Vancouver, Queen Elizabeth Park. Also worth (repeat) visits: VanDusen and Butchart (the latter is in Victoria).
Another site you might want to check out while planning a visit: http://www.gardeninspiredtourism.org/.
The gardens of Helsinki, Finland, from a visit in August 2005. This is a view of the greenhouses at the botanic garden at the University of Helsinki.
Two years ago, through the Frehlinghuysen Arboretum, I discovered their community garden. Finally, I had a place to plant all those vegetables and sun-loving plants that wouldn’t work on our shady home plot. But best of all, I’ve met many great garden-minded folks throughout the plot. Here are a few photos from the summer of 2006. It’s not the place for prettiness, but for practicality.
Thanks for visiting. This site is dedicated to those who are inspired by gardening and admire gardens of all types, but especially to those who just want to get their hands dirty and dig in. Enjoy!