It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

No, it's not Christmas but the day the Burpee seed catalogue arrives in the mail. I can spend hours looking at all of the options and planning what I will plant come spring. It's hard not to get captivated with the colorful pictures and sometimes I don't make the best planting choices for our area. Once I decide what to plant I begin mapping out where everything will go. Come spring I can see what has survived the cold winter months. I have had to replace shrubs and even a tree or two. It's sad to see a plant go, but it often gives me the opportunity to replace it with something better.  I have planted quite a few perennial beds in our 11 years here and it is a joy to watch them bloom. It always inspires me to create yet another flower garden.  I am lucky that we have so much space to do so. Now if I can just come up with a way to prevent the wildlife from enjoying my gardens...

Posted on January 9, 2014 .