At present we’re in Southbury, Connecticut, visiting with Elaine Esposito, and he or she began the intro to those photographs with a quote from poet Stanley Horowitz:
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer season an oil portray, and autumn a mosaic of all of them.”
I hope you’ll benefit from the sampling of photographs I as soon as once more took from my gardens and yard. I stay in Connecticut, the place I can benefit from the full great thing about all 4 seasons. How all of us love our gardens, our flowers, our yards, nature, and the rainbow of out of doors colours that intertwine our lives. Magnificence could be discovered inside each season, as nature serves because the backdrop, the canvas for our concepts and pleasure.
Due to their love of cooler temperatures and cheery colours, pansies (Viola × wittrockiana, cool-season annual) are the epitome of spring.
As spring strikes alongside, the bleeding hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Zones 3–9) come into bloom with their elegant, dangling pink flowers.
What’s spring with out peonies? This seems just like the splendidly vigorous and exquisite Paeonia ‘Coral Attraction’ (Zones 3–8).
As spring turns into summer season, the backyard is lush and inexperienced.
The celebs of many a summer season backyard are the daylilies (Hemerocallis hybrids, Zones 4–9) due to their ample, colourful flowers and easygoing disposition.
Transferring into fall it’s time for mums (Chrysanthemum hybrids, hardiness varies by cultivar). Although the potted cushion mums are sometimes handled as short-term backyard decorations, lots of them will overwinter and are available again subsequent yr if planted early and given a bit of further safety their first winter.
Celebrating the harvest season with pumpkins and a four-legged gardening companion.
The arrival of snow indicators a season of relaxation within the backyard.
A thick layer of snow brings an entire new form of magnificence to the backyard and permits the gardener to think about all of the beauties that the following spring will convey.
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