The other day I decided to do something that is a Spring time daily ritual for me.
I toured the garden. I love doing this in the Spring and the anticipation of what might be popping it’s little head out of the ground brings me such delight.
Although it was totally different, I found the Winter garden to fill me with awe and wonder. It’s also a great time to see if your garden has enough visual interest.
I put on my waterproof boots and wandered into unspoiled territory. Before I stepped out there the snow had been untouched.
The earth seemed to be so quiet. Not even the smallest of creatures had come out to play. In the Spring and Summer this bench is often a resting place for quail.
Hard to tell under the snow, but that bundle of barbed wire is a large birds nest made by my sister, Julie. She gave it to me for my birthday years ago. It holds egg shaped (oval) rocks. She also made and gave me the table. Love her!
The roof of the nearby barn pokes above the fence. That’s the only thing I really miss seeing since we fenced the back yard. It was either that or never have any blooms. Our backyard was a haven for deer.
The waterfall seems to be sleeping under a bed of white covers. My happy frog and metal cat tails wait for it’s return.
A couple of watering cans remain outdoors. I usually bring the red one in, but must have missed it this year. What could hurt the galvanized one besides a little rust. Oh, and wouldn’t that be a shame? lol!
No place for a bird to take a bath. Maybe a cold shower. And the wheelbarrow fairy garden is no where to be found.
Beyond the iron fence my new rose garden has been put to rest. Hard to believe that in a matter of a few months they will have gorgeous blooms.
Nothings cookin on my outdoor stove and just remnants of last years Morning Glory grace the obelisk. I leave them to winter over. Come Spring I just go out and crush the seed pods before pulling them off.
This sweet little angel keeps watch over the garden. I can see that one small birdhouse will need some adjusting come Spring.
Gazing balls are great for Winter interest. Although it’s hard to tell there’s even one in the bird bath right now.
Right about now I’m thinking that I don’t need to worry about having enough visual interest in the garden. What do you think?
In the Summer the beds are so full of blooms that a lot of it is barely seen. Kind of fun to enjoy it blanketed in snow.
If you haven’t toured your garden this Winter. I suggest you give it a try. It really was joyful!
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