Today I’m (finally) getting my seeds started, which understandably puts me in mind of gardens and their bounty; thus I’ve some garden photos for you to enjoy. Above is, of course, the garden of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. Now that I’ve a nice wide-angle lens, it seems to me I must get back to photograph Jefferson’s home and gardens again. Darn!
I do dearly miss the gardens of our old home in West Virginia; I put hours and hours of labour into them, and people would actually stop their cars & ask me about the flowers! Of course, we also had a terrific amount of sun there and a blank slate to work with when we bought the home.
The beds here have more shade and shadow to deal with, and I must be honest: I find hostas beyond boring, useless, and I want absolutely nothing to do with them. You’ll never find one in my gardens. Happily, there are native plant nurseries nearby selling plenty of woodland and woodland’s-edge plants that I’m learning to incorporate around this house (the prime sunny spots in the backyard going, of course, to the veggie garden).
After the winter we’ve had here in the States—indeed, central Ohio is being cruelly threatened with another inch or two of snow tomorrow—I’m more than eager to have my hands in the soil again, caring for pretty green and blooming things, and have no doubt you are looking forward to seeing green, blooming things, too!
I hope this helps tide you over. Spring isn’t too far off!
That “peace” rose is stop-you-in-your-tracks gorgeous! My word, it is seriously one of the absolute loveliest roses (or flowers, point blank) I’ve ever seen. I very much hope you’re able to find some again to plant in your current garden (could a local nursery perhaps special order them in for you?).