My mind has turned to summer. And so, for the first time, a couple of times this week, I delved into the world of online garden catalogs. Seeds. Glorious seeds for the garden.
I'm working on a plan for relatively small, established garden, outside the studio door, on the back of the house. It's more shady than I realized, getting good morning sun starting about 8 or 9, and then shaded by the house the entire afternoon. The dirt is black and friable, almost always moist, with a wilt in the dirt, that attacks certain plants at the stem.
The first fall I was here, in 2011, I put in daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and allium. There is a large patch of naturalized grape hyacinth in one corner, too. Here it is in spring, height of color:
Let fly snow while ye may.