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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Garden Love

No orchard's the worst for the wintriest of storms;
But one thing about it, it mustn't get warm.
How often already you've had to be told,
"Keep cold young orchard, . Good bye and keep cold..."

From Goodbye and Keep Cold by Robert Frost

My garden is always more beautiful if we've had a cold winter.  Everything is healthier and blooms better, the hydrangeas are prolific after a cold winter!

I enjoy seeing the garden going to sleep...

Bare branches against a steely -gray sky

My Sorrow, when she's here with me, Thinks these dark days of autumn rain Are beautiful as days can be; She loves the bare, the withered tree; She walks the sodden pasture lane.

From My November Guest by Robert Frost

But I'm not sorrowful.  I just love the autumn and winter and think they're beautiful.  How about you?  


  1. Your garden is beautiful, even when going to sleep. My favorite season is spring, I don't tolerate the cold very well. But it is beautiful when it snows. Thanks for visiting and leaving such a lovely comment.

  2. I love the idea of a garden going to sleep, but the winter garden in its form, and structure, colour peaking out from under the frost, is actually one of my favourite times, because I know that each and every plant is trying to make it through, and leap into huge blossoms in the spring. RObert Frost is one of my favourite poets, and I didn't know the poem that you have posted. Happy New Year.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I do think the garden is beautiful in winter, although at times I miss the blooms of May! I guess it's good to have something to look forward to. I also read your post on the good from this year. Gorgeous!