Alright, after venting my frustration about the greenhouse and the snow in my last post, I wanted to write something a little happier, if only to cheer myself up! We still have more snow on the ground than I've ever seen this late in the season but the temperatures are rising slowly, so Spring will probably be here before I realize it! I was just going through my pictures from last Spring, and was surprised by how much color there was. Maybe it's just because I've been looking at nothing but white for 6 months! Anyhow, I have a strong urge to talk about my garden this evening. Some of you may already have seen a lot of these pictures, so please bear with me...I needed a flower fix!
I've been reading a wonderful book called The Greater Perfection: The Story of the Gardens at Les Quarte Vents, by Francis H. Cabot. At first I found it rather confusing since he goes into so much detail about how it was designed, and uses nearly all Latin names for the plants. But I picked it up again this evening and before I knew it I was completely lost in it (to the extent that I forgot to put more wood on the fire and am now waiting for that to revive before I can go to bed!). While not all of the garden is exactly to my taste, it is truly inspiring to see a garden on such a grand scale in a climate almost exactly like ours. He even writes of the the cool wet summers and snowy winters as if they were an advantage! Maybe someday I will have to write a book about my garden. It is far from perfection, certainly, but I love it with all my heart!
There is so much more I could say but it is getting late, so I'd better save it for a future post! :)
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading.