I'm communing with my garden having it feel some what the same way .. bare bones, scary ..
The only colour is beige on beige and brown really with touches of gray ?
I have to admit it gives you the chance to see what can and should be improved ... and that is exactly what I am up to finally !
I started calling landscapers for consultations and I have my first appointment/walk through next Tuesday .. I am EXCITED beyond EXCITED : )
How depressing is that view I ask you ?
My remnants of river rock border I tried out .. took me a while and it just looks like I dumped a bunch of rocks there ?
OK .. the over turned urn doesn't help .. but that is winter storage .. sort of ?
How dead can a garden look ? .. pretty scary right ?
Husband trimmed back so much of the grape vine I thought I was going to SCREAM (as in the movie) .. but I always said that was the one plant he could play with .. little did I know he was going to DO THAT ?????????
My job is to clean out and cut back the kiwi vine .. I have been ignoring it for a few years and that is NOT a good thing to do ... tisk tisk !
The Bittersweet does it's own thing and I just trim it up a few times to keep it neat and tidy .. I can't complain about it .. but I do have to move Quick Fire hydrangea out from underneath it .. too shaded for that beauty .. I am planning on a few Jack Frost brunnera to move in as the new tenants and they will brighten the area up with their BIG smiley foliage let alone those gorgeous little blue flowers : )
What a mess eh ? .. the bed that the monster passionflower vine resides along with my Zephirine Drouhin climbing rose and a few bits and pieces of fescue .. lavender .. day lily .. an odd assortment of bedfellows ? It needs to be a PROPER bed first of all !!!
Avert your eyes quickly !!!
Next the "ally way of nonsense" .. huge rock the deck guys dug up and left for us .. this is where we want the bed to go around the corner and join in on the FUN ? ;-)
Problem # 1 .. taking out the old lilac (I'm sorry to see it go but go it must) .. and I am HUNTING the elusive Korean Maple aka Acer pseudosieboldianum !! I am determined it will be THE tree to dedicate for Earth Day : ) .. if not I will cry buckets and get on with it anyways ?
Getting this old lilac out is going to take a bit of dynamite I fear ?
My love and garden hero my Staghorn Sumac .. it is coming up to the time to pollard it and I think husband and tree are beginning to WINCE every time I look at it let alone say .. "the time is coming up for surgery !!" hehehehe
Finally .. Winthrop ponders what adventures he will be watching while I go nilly willy .. happily along as a mad woman gardener up to my neck in plants and planning and LOVING every second of it ! ... I'm so glad we had this chat ? ;-)