Saturday, 21 March 2015

Always looking on the Green Side

Shhhhh this post is a confession that I feel I need to get off my chest. I used to be totally obsessed with evergreens, when I was looking at plants all I wanted was a green garden all year round. For some reason I am not even sure why this was all I thought about, will it give me year round green.

Please do not get me wrong I have always loved the turning of winter, we visit Sheffield park and wonder at the amazing and vast array of reds and bronzes. I drive along watching as the leaves turn and winter slowly takes it's grip. But for some reason I had it in my head that I wanted to keep my garden as some green oasis in a sea of plants that had died back for the winter.

Since I have become more interested in gardening I have taken a step back and wondered what I was thinking about, I want to witness the changes in the seasons in my own garden. This is the first spring I have ever really paid attention to, yes I am like most people ohhh the daffodils are starting to come through and oh my it's suddenly turning green. But watching the plants come back to life, the small green shoots forming, the first delights of the snowdrops sending us all a little giddy on twitter.






Witnessing as the spring plants I brought have slowly started to grow and show us their beautiful Pinks, Yellows and Purples. 






The beauty of the plants in their winter form, the thistle heads, the structure of the trees standing tall against the cold winter sky's. I have at last when looking at plants started thinking will this have beautiful winter structure or die back and come back in the spring.



Although I am still very new to gardening I hope that my new way of thinking and planning will mean when I choose a plant it will have some sense to it..... Of course if it's got a pretty flower I may just choose it anyway
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4 comments:

  1. You know I think it was only since I've had my tiny patch of garden that ive been so interested in the changing seasons. Spring is even more exciting when it means to arrival if some more pretty flowers!

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    1. Your so right seeing the new life in spring is just magica

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  2. Great post as always. I think you've definitely got a good idea at refocusing and seeing things differently. Love how gardening can do that. Seeing the changes and being motivated through it will be amazing! Thanks for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky

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  3. Why thank you, love the new seasons and love your #bigfatlinky

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