Is is colour ? .. form ? .. texture? .. height, width? .. impact ? the list is endless.
So that is why I would like to hear what you look for in your own garden that simply sooths or excites you as just that .. a gardener ! ( astilbe "Peach Blossom" .. one of my favorites)
I love everything for the most part .. I have crammed trees in as much as possible .. shrubs .. vines .. roses .. perennials with flowers ... perennials with foliage ..
"Collectors Syndrome" eeeekkkkkkkkkk ! (Henryii and Niobe, who are beautiful this year)
I have been having a love affair with hellebore thanks to Andrea who sent me some beauties last year .. she kicked off this HUNGER for Hellebore ! (geranium Wargrave Pink)
I have a thing for brunnera, heuchera, heucherella, and tiarella .... (Morden Sunrise rose)
I have always loved ferns since I was a little girl .. they comfort me with their fresh clean smell. (Husker's Red )
I love many of the old fashioned perennials that are not grabbing attention (Helenium : )
I love the combination of shrubs and flowers ... vines and ferns .. and all with my much loved trees : ) .. (Centerglow Ninebark)
Repeating colours and shades .. dark with light to compliment each other and catch the eye with the contrast. (Hillside Black Beauty and Royal Purple Smokebush)
Small delicate with large and leafy ... many can hold their own ground very well ! (Campanula, Marmalade heuchera and gold Barberry)
Foliage Foliage Foliage ............................ and yet again FOLIAGE !! (Ghost fern and Fred the Red Dragon Japanese Maple)
That is why they are native plants .. but .. we all know the impact that "alien" plants are having on our native environments .. it is scary to think we may lose them.
This quiet beauty that is taking her time to grace me with her gorgeousness is called
Canada Lily .. aptly so since I am CANADIAN ... EH ! (Kyna if you are reading this stand up and shout that out girl !! haha)
In the end of it all, when you think of it .. what you do in your garden is your own business isn't it ? .. but there is a link to other gardeners that is almost unspoken .. we could visit each others garden and almost know what that person is like without out having met them ..
Your garden is a reflection of who you are in a way ..
Heaven knows if anyone can figure out WHO I may be ??? eeekkkkkkk !
Seriously .. I believe it does let us in to what kind of soul you are , quiet, flashy, thoughtful, expressive .. artistic ... the list goes on and on .. and no matter what .. if you are a gardener, you are a positive person .. you believe in the future or you wouldn't be bothered with a garden !