Archive for February 2011

The Courage to Use Just White   2 comments

I love color. When looking through gardening catalogs I’m always attracted to the brightly colored flowers. My perennial garden is a riot of color in the summer. But I’m starting to see the beauty and serenity of just white. I have only planted white flowering shrubs along my foundation in the front of my house. It’s not boring, I have lots of different textures and shades of green along with white azaleas, hydrangeas, a white clematis. And I saw this windowbox last summer. I think it looks great with all the different ferns and a few white flowers. Take the plunge and try a white and green garden.

Posted February 22, 2011 by cindyeo in asparagus fern

Gardening in Winter   2 comments

It’s been a long winter in the Northeast US, but the days are getting longer and I can see light at the end of the tunnel. I ordered my seeds last night, a little late this year, but I’m going to be away in March, so I can’t start anything inside until I get back. I enjoy spending the winter evenings planning this summer’s garden. I cut up last year’s catalogs so I can arrange plants side by side and get an idea of color combinations. Here a few photos I took last summer to give me inspiration:

Posted February 14, 2011 by cindyeo in calibrachoa, coleus, sweet potato vine