Monday, November 19, 2012

A Thanksgiving Week Garden Tour

Day 247
The Daily DuBrule

Where have I been? Why haven't I been writing? I guess this time of year has me a bit uninspired. Usually I leap out of bed, my head brimming with ideas. For the past week, that hasn't been the case. It's not that I haven't been busy, or immersed up to my eyeballs in all things horticultural. In fact, I have been traveling, visiting client's gardens, working in my own garden, and I even had a vendor booth at a wonderful event at the Mark Twain House in Hartford where I got to hear (and meet and sell plants to...) P. Allen Smith. But in terms of my blog, it hasn't happened.

Today I woke up in a new headspace. The transition is over from the gardening season to the holiday season. For goodness sake, Thanksgiving is less than four days away. I need to face the facts and move on. I thought I would begin my journey back to the blogosphere with some pictures of my yard this morning. Enjoy.
Orange and red winterberries glow in the morning mist

The irises are a sea of yellow at the feet of my dogwood.

Iris pods are great in winter porch arrangements

A red dogwood? No: Rose 'Therese Bugnet'

The leaves prove it's a rose!

Buttonbush pods

Andromeda buds for my holiday arrangements.

Beautiful bark on Heptacodium.

My hemlock that I wait all year to prune for greens for swags.

Mossy green stems of Kerria are great in arrangements.

Cute little cones on dwarf Scotch pine planted last year.

Asclepias tuberosa pods still bursting with seeds.

Ilex pedunculosa in deep shade. Love this plant.

I grow Boulevard cypress specifically for holiday greens. Love it's soft and fuzzy texture.

My Leucothoe hasn't turned burgundy red yet.

1 comment:

  1. I just love that Boulevard cypress. I've been wanting one for years....but I drag my feet because I get bogged down with placement. I just plop stuff. My brain cannot lay out a plan, it just doesn't work that way. I know, "it's easy", but it's not for me. I get bogged down. So, I plop things hither and yon. A perennial I can dig up and transplant, a tree not so much so.