Wow what a month March has shown it’s self to be. 76f-26f in 24 hours and then a whole lot more variables on days when you least expect! This is N Alabama so thunder, lightening and tornado warnings thrown in the mix…Days in the hammock basking in sunshine and other days curled up the chair in front of a log burning fire with a book and some hot chocolate!
I think many people assume that in the colder months all things garden are dormant. I spent yesterday working in the yard and could and will add several more days in the next few weeks, doing the same.
Cleaning out and clearing up.
Yesterday I pruned roses, cleared dead plants, trimmed back dormant shrubs (that were not dependent on existing bud). a total of three very large bags.
I would love to know what you’d think and say about how the kids have grown, what they’ve become, who they remind you of, how important they are to you. I’d like to share my garden with you, though I know just the thought of this heat would make your skin crawl. I wonder what you’d think of America, where I am in my life, all the obstacles I’ve dealt with to get this far. Most of all, I hope you are looking down and know that we are happy, that you would be pleased for us and with us.
We begin year eight at an English cottage garden in the Deep South. Created one day at a time….by the hands of my amazing husband. Extremely personal… I can feel the love each time I step out, come rain, shine, whatever. Six months into my recovery, this place has given me immense joy. So privileged to call this home.
This lovely birdhouse was made in the style of the listed buildings in my hometown of Shrewsbury,UK. Made for me by my friend Wilette Beasley Johnson, who has only seen pictures of where I come from. Hours upon hours of work. An amazing gift, an amazing talent. Thank you!