A Wistful Wednesday Wishing for Spring

I miss all my flowering plants.

Everything is all brown and stubbled, and I miss it all the leaves and flowers. Dare I even say it,  I even the miss the pesky weeds. At least they were green, and some even had pretty flowers. So I can say that I miss all that color.

( I will regret that next spring when all the weeds start blooming again. )

Missing My Garden In Winter - The Hypertufa Gardener

 

So I need to comfort myself and remember some of the pretty plants and flowers in my garden while I plan what I might plant and make next year.  I still get to see the succulents which are changing to deeper colors. But they need to be surrounded by the other plants too, right?

I do plan to make some hypertufa troughs during the winter too. I did last year, and was able to start the year with supplies for the Plant Sale. I will be winter sowing too as I wrote about here. That is the easiest way to get new plants. But with the weather so warm here at the winter solstice, I am not going to get started until really cold weather hits.

Remembering The Garden - The Hypertufa Gardener

 

Do you have any favorites that you fondly remember?  I guess I should be living in a milder climate where I could have temperate weather all year. Is there a perfect place to live where you can garden outside all year?

Wishing for Spring!

Maybe I can still dream of a large greenhouse about 20 by 30 feet where I can get away when I want. It would be nice to get to putter in one all year. Those gardeners who have one are very lucky.  I would consider getting one but I don’t want the extra heat bill in the winter. It is bad enough as it is.

Spring, you can’t get here soon enough!

Almost Hypertufa Planted with Thyme - The Hypertufa Gardener

 

This “almost” hypertufa trough made from a Styrofoam box has thyme planted in it from seed. It has grown a full year , so spring will bring me my second year of a trough full of  pink blooms.

Meanwhile, I guess I will have to settle for a blanket of brown……..not even snow to make everything look clean and Christmasy.

Let’s get this winter over with!

Remembering Color in the Garden - The Hypertufa Gardener

Are you a snow lover?  How do you get through winter?

Kim, The Hypertufa Gardener

Hi, I am Kim and thank you so much for visiting my magazine! I am a gardener and a hypertufa maker. If you came here to learn about hypertufa, I have a lot of information. But I also write about flower gardening and using succulents which are great drought-tolerant plants.

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