|A dusting of snow on the garden brings wintry thoughts.|
Winter time is one of the best things about gardening in a temperate zone.
In the winter time, snow and ice and wind wipe the garden clean so we have a fresh, new palette for planting in the spring.
In the winter time, we sow the seeds for a happy summer — seeds of ideas, seeds of spring and summer time plans, seeds of new garden designs.
In the winter time, we have time to read about new plants, new gardening techniques, new ways to think about of our gardens.
In the winter time, we can explore the depths of rabbit holes we never knew existed, without the distractions of mowing the lawn, watering the flower borders, or harvesting the tomatoes before they rot.
It was in the winter time that I figured out the first dozen or so secrets for achieving happiness in your garden. It was in the winter time that I was able to articulate enough of my thoughts on the garden design elements I want in my garden to engage the services of a garden designer. It was in the winter time that I had enough time to learn about old garden writers like Ida Dandridge Bennett.
Welcome winter time. It’s an enriching season. It’s when we sow seeds for a happy summer, a prosperous growing season, and I wouldn’t want to go a year without it.