Rebirth, Renewal and Regrowth

With the Witch Hazel, Hellebores, and Sweet Box in full bloom, it is a good time to take inventory of your garden and consider adjustments before spring is really here.

Now is when I make goals for my garden.

Here are things t0 consider this winter:

  • Screening and privacy. Do you have the coverage you want when deciduous trees loose their leaves?
  • Circulation. Are pathways and patios in the best location? Is it easy to walk the entire garden and keep your feet dry?
  • Structure. Are garden focal points and plant groupings positioned for views from inside the house too?
  • Winter color. Do perennial borders need something additional for dormant season interest? Would evergreen color and texture add depth?
  • Outdoor living. Would a covered outdoor structure create a quiet, dry place to get out of the house and enjoy your garden on a rainy winter day?

Spring and “springtime” refer to the season, and broadly to ideas of rebirth, renewal and regrowth. That says it all!

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