It’s snowing today and quite beautiful. I’m enjoying the woodland view from the comfort of my home and grateful for it. Within my view the indoor garden features the stunning blooms of ‘Dancing Queen’ Amaryllis that I showcased in this blog last January. Two other varieties are promising flowers and some ‘Paperwhite’ narcissus just might bloom and scent the room soon. Pretty special. In another room, an orchid’s in bud and a begonia in flower. These are the some of the plants that keep a New England gardener and garden maker somewhat sane by providing living beauty during our long winters.
Early last September I visited the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden and and didn’t feature it in my blog. Its a fabulous garden and I look forward to visiting it again. (In fact, it’s so fabulous that as an New England Chapter officer of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) I’m organizing a chapter event there July 30th!) BTW the yellow flowers are a rudbeckia, the white an echinacea, the blue a perovskia, and of course, ornamental grass varieties complete the composition. The sculpture takes your eye up to the sky and leads you back into the flowers. I imagine it looks wonderful surrounded by snow!