It’s been a beautiful spring so far! I adore this time of year, until about July 4th, when it usually just gets too darn hot.
Take a walk with me in my backyard, a south-facing hillside filled to the brim with green. I’ve heard every garden should have a name so I’m calling mine “Boxwood Hill”.
My poor golden willow at the bottom of the hill. It died last year but, I’m keeping it for it’s sculptural qualities. I’ve planted some scarlet runner beans around it this year.
I love the contrast between the silver lambs ear and the green English Boxwood.
A “Wild Twig Teapot” tucked in amongst the English Boxwood.
The phenomenal Mr Gray!
Here’s where I put all my organic kitchen waste- this big ball makes the best compost! I try to remember to roll it around everyday.
New bed of elephant ear caladium that I’m hoping will sprout soon. We need some rain!
Another view of the “Wild Twig Teapot” and the arch at the gate with roses on the left and clematis on the right.
A cracked pot. I made this one in high school. Yes, really! Can you believe I’ve kept it all these years? It didn’t survive the winter though, but I kind of like the way it cracked.
This trumpet vine in a pot didn’t survive the winter either. I’m growing a vine over it and I’ve draped a string of mirrored glass among the branches. It’s so cool when it’s sunny and there’s a slight breeze — little dots of light literally dance all over my garden! Drives Mr Gray wild!
Another view of the twig teapot.
This quote is near and dear to my heart…
“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
I hope you are enjoying spring in your garden too! –J.