Slowly but surely I am beginning to think about the upcoming season and yes I already placed an order for something rather specific.
It wasn't actually for me as much as it was for Garden PA.
Have you had any experience with King Kong poppies ?
Vesey's (Canadian company) have the roots on Spring order for me .. I was thinking of refreshing my old garden poppies .. refreshing is saying nicely that they are old, bedraggled, and on their way to poppy heaven.
Garden PA really likes the deep red oriental type colouring .. and these poppies are supposed to weather rain and wind and look totally stunning all the while .. hope so !!
So before rushing into plans and ideas for 2016 ... I had some pictures that grabbed my attention with the old year rushing out the door ...
Frost late November early December was scary because of lack of snow, yet so beautiful.
The wood of the deck sparkled
I fell in love with the table looking so pretty
The greenery I had right into December was amazing this new climbing rose really caught my attention .. sadly no roses happened for the first year but I am hoping for this year !
I have two Autumn ferns that looked amazing .. but the track record between other garden friends and I for having them come back the next year is not a good one ... but I can always hope right ?
Now for something strange and unusual ... I have quite a few pieces of driftwood thanks to Garden PA .. might ask for more if he ever sees any while fishing .. replenish the stocks because they do tend to compost themselves eventually ... but the lichen on some pieces are just about spectacular.
So here comes the show !
I have a few mossy rocks that i just had to throw into the mix .. fuzzy little creature
The lichen colonies are tiny worlds unto themselves ... I find them fascinating .. they are a healthy aspect to the garden as well ... and of course the best of all plants .. no care ! haha
So are you beginning to really plan for the 2016 garden yet ?