It was a slow gardening week at Helen’s Haven. The kids last day of school was Friday, so any preparations that involved their Christmas needed to be complete.
While Helen’s Haven slept through sleet and snow and rain, I waited to garden. The next dry, sunny day, I will be out in the garden again – despite the cold. I just don’t want to be cold AND wet.
The hope of a Christmas season snow was dashed by a mere degree. The kid’s disappointment quickly faded dreaming of sugarplums and Santa.
This story about Suzanne Edney’s design is a good Garden Coaching lesson to evaluate your garden for winter interest. Winter Interest Under Way for Umstead Hotel and Spa
Tomorrow (Monday) at 12:47 PM EST will bring the Winter Solstice. For this light starved gardener, the Winter Solstice is a much anticipated day. To celebrate, fellow bloggers and I created a Plantluck Dinner – A Winter Solstice Celebration Meal.
When you finish Bobby Ward’s book Cholorphyll in his Veins: J.C. Raulston: Horticultural Ambassador, please share with me your comments so I can post and share for others to see.
Helen Yoest is a garden writer and coach through her business Gardening with Confidence™
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Helen also serves on the board of advisors for the JC Raulston Arboretum