Garden Dreaming and Garden Planning

Now that winter has finally arrived and doesn’t appear to be leaving for a while, it is time to move on (mentally).  I have planted some bulbs for forcing, but there are no weeds to tend to.   So, that leaves one thing left for a hopeless flower freak: planning for spring!

I have enjoyed dreaming of new flowers that I will have to find a place for this summer.  (My yard will never be large enough for all the flowers I would like to own.)  My husband is planning his improved vegetable garden this winter.  That leaves me to do what I want for the rest of the yard!

I’m starting with the list of new plants I want to add to my yard.  I want to add more tropical plants on two sides of my pond.  Then I am planning on designing a perennial butterfly garden as well as a colorful shade garden…who knows! There may even be more! This should help me with my daydreaming about my garden.

My Tropical garden list of plants:

  • Cannas
  • Elephant Ears: Jumbo & Plumbea Nigra
  • Callas
  • Dahlias

My Colorful Shade garden list of plants:

  • Cyclamen
  • Columbine
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Hosta
  • Toad Lily
  • Astilbe

Butterfly Garden list of plants:

  • Sedum
  • Salvia
  • Rudebecki
  • Coneflower
  • Columbine
  • Phlox

Wish me luck!



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