It's our first full Spring in our house, in our neighborhood. Trees have been in flower for months now, it seems. Dogwoods are in bloom now. And we're just coming into the riot of forsythia and azalea.
There were the first snowdrops, the first crocus, the first signs of irreversible Spring. In our front garden, eranthis, crocus, and now, still, the longest-blooming tulips I've ever seen, heirloom/antique bulbs all.
As always, my understanding of what the gardens want and need has evolved over the past year. Here's my current plan:
- Front: heirloom/antique garden, all plants available 1905 or earlier
- North: Shady path
- South: "wild" garden, plants which seed themselves, mixed border, the "rough" garden
- Back: the native garden and wildlife sanctuary