Obviously it's been a while since I posted anything. However, the first frosts have melted my hydrangeas and mushified my zinnias, so I won't be spending as much time out in the dirt (though I do have to get a few transplants into a new flower bed next week). What else to do during the long Spokane winter than read and write about gardening? My fingernails will be happy about the switch from dirt to keyboard.
I've learned a lot from this season of gardening as new plants have bloomed for the first time (note - dayliles are never really lavender, no matter how the catalog picture looks). I find myself thinking a lot about color. Some of my great plans didn't turn out so well. I've realized that it's much more difficult for me to create a cohesive design in my yard than in my friends' yards, because they don't have 200 plants on their "absolutely-have-to-have-this-in-my-garden" list. I do. Possibly more than that, and I just haven't met them all yet.
I'll share what I've learned in coming posts . . .