Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Garden

Every gardener plants hope. More so in a new space.
These late tomato blooms astound me

This year (and last fall)  at Bunny Haven Manor East, I planted salvia, hosta, canna, lemon balm, spiderwort, bee balm and more to add pizzazz to the roses and lilacs that were already there. 

Plus a small garden - peppers, tomatoes, basil, oregano, cucumbers, squash and chives - went in the corner of the yard. Some plants grew better than others. (The lemon balm - as anyone who knows mints knows - took off! The cucumbers and tomatoes were also very prolific). A garden is always a work in progress. 

For next spring,  I've already planted crocus, daylilies, hyacinths, irises, and tulips. Gardeners have astounding hope and a good grasp of reality. We revel in the current season but plan for the next, always. No matter how long the winter - spring will come; no matter how beautiful the summer - winter will come.

Here at Bunny Haven Manor East, there are plans for putting in a more formal cutting garden area in the spring. I'll have to have peonies in that, of course. Sadly, the lilacs may need come out (but I have a plan to plant more). The garden will be bigger next spring - we already have other plots planned. Perhaps strawberries he said. And I'd like zucchini and green peppers. We'll see how it turns out!

Take-away - Be a gardener in your life. Look with your heart to see the possibilities. Then plan a way to make it happen. But be ready  to adapt; that's what gardeners do.

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