I like to think of all the green in our gardens as a ‘little black dress’; it is classic and never goes out of style. You can use that black dress as a background palette, dolling it up each year with accessories featuring whatever is the hot fashion color that year.
The hot days of summer! Plants that were lush and full of flowers in the spring are fading away due to the heat and your fall blooms are still several weeks out. So what do you do when your garden is in the summer transition? Focus on the colors and textures of foliage!
What is it that makes the winter garden so beautiful? Is it the promise that under that thick blanket of snow plants are sleeping and bulbs are resting, just waiting for the snow to melt and warming sun to send the signal that it is time to come to life once again?