The creativeness of a creative woman
Losing myself in a gardening book, magazine, or catalog is easy. I sometimes think I should have been a landscape designer. The challenge of figuring out which trees, shrubs, and flowers should go where, by bloom time & length, height, spread, light requirements and soil requirements is something I greatly enjoy. I love to just sit in the yard and picture different landscape or garden plans.
My mind is always spinning and creating mental garden “blueprints,” from small to large areas of the yard. I have always believed beauty is in the details, and it’s no different with Gardening; a splash of color from one plant can highlight another.
It’s easy for me to envision how it will look. One may see a bare dirt corner of the yard, or overgrown weeds along a fence, but I see a perennial garden in full bloom and roses or raspberries climbing their way among the fence pickets. It’s all in the mind’s eye and the beauty you want to be surrounded by.
So I look out the window now and see snow covering everything. It’s been one tough winter with snow storm after snow storm. To say I’m going a bit stir crazy to get out and dig in the dirt is an understatement. However, all the snow has been greatly needed and from what I have heard farmers are thankful it will replenish the aquifers that have suffered from drought. The same snow will replenish the moisture in our gardens, lakes, streams and rivers. Lets just hope it melts slowly otherwise everything will be very flooded.
……….but I’m not thinking about snow today, because under all that white there is green waiting for warm spring days; …there is a pitcher ready to be filled with iced tea; …perennial catalogs to be browsed; …a pencil ready to draw; …hands ready to feel the soil and bare feet yearning for soft grass.
….because gardening starts in the winter with a dream.