Yesterday I had a few moments in my garden. I picked the last of the tomatoes (soon be green tomato chutney), raked leaves, cut back the peonies, and planted a few more daffodil bulbs. It's a bittersweet time. I'm relieved to be finishing up the chores, but already begin to mourn the garden's bounty.
This year I planted the base for a formal herb garden complete with a boxwood hedge. The geometry of such a garden is to reign in my more casual gardening style, to add a bit of structure to it. I also want a garden that brings year round pleasure. I love the look of these hedges peeking through the snow. A textured oval on a blank white canvas.
In the meantime, I continue to work on "Glass Prairie," adding more to those already captured.
Photo credits: Larry Sanders.