Garden journal entry
|December 25, 2010. Merry Christmas! Breaking yet another long radio silence (induced at least in part by an unfortunate bicycle crash, resulting in a nasty shoulder injury) to report on winter sights at the Lush Gardens. Not so lush, in fact - the garden has definitely reached that winter dead-stick look. Although we've had one decent snowfall and some pretty nippy temperatures, the snow is long gone, and today the was chilly but not uncomfortable: good for an observation stroll. This is a good time to see the bones of the garden - and one of the boniest sights is the tangle of ghostly white brambles of Rubus thibetanus. It has to fight for recognition when surrounded by its eager neighbors in summer, but right now, it has the scene all to itself!|
Seed-starting has commenced, albeit at a less frantic pace than previous years. I'm looking forward to a season of gardening with friendlier weather than 2010. Wishing all of you a healthy dose of gardening fortune and serendipitous magic in 2011!
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|Marie||Dec 30, 2010||Sorry to hear about your shoulder injury. I wish you a quick mend. I love the gray-green leaves of the Rubus thibetanus (another new one to me).
I hope your Christmas was merry and your New Year is happy!|
|K Hammer||Jan 06, 2011||I bought a Rubus from Heronswood probably ten years ago and have moved it so many times I've lost count.
We have over three acres in Graham Washington but we have so many Douglas Fir and cedar that finding a spot where it's backlit in the winter is tricky.
Finally got it in the right place on the driveway behind redtwig dogwoods, also from Heronswood. It'll be a few years to be really effective but already I see it as it will be.
Enjoy your blog and use it as a reference when buying new plants.
Wishing you a full recovery from your injury, and look forward to reading future posts.
September 09, 2009