We've had a rather extended season of winter
like weather lately. Snow, rain, snow, snow, rain...snow
The other day it warmed up so fast it looked like
steam was coming off the snow!
See that shrub with the burlap torn down...a red squirrel took to ripping on it there
for a while. He looked like a kid throwing a bad fit.
I have no idea why he was doing it. I never saw him take anything away.
Well- it sure isn't pretty, but I'm glad to see the ground again! The birds have left quite a mess of hulls from the bird seed beneath my topiary lilac tree.
Lots of clean up to do to get things looking good again.
We have to bundle up our shrubs for the winter. They survive much better
this way since we get so much snow and bitter temps.
Signs of life emerging! Yay!
I've been suffering with
"lack of inspiration"
about the upcoming season, but these pictures
from the garden center that I shop at when visiting
my mother got my motor running!
I'm going to blast you with a bunch
Adding decorative twigs in the center to add some
height and interest
Using baskets instead of pottery
I noticed the use of enamelware containers
I love violas
A way to decorate around the base of a fountain
These caught my eye and inspired an idea!
I'm thinking of lining them with cocoa fiber (and perhaps green moss on the outside) and planting them with flowers.... I've tried small pots, for the last three years but I'm not happy with the results.
I'm glad I found some inspiration
and I hope you are too!