November 5, 2009

Wanting for a shade garden...

Photo found here.

This week has been a blur of sickness... Stephen and i both got some sort of flu from one of our bosses at the nursery. I got it first, but he's gotten it the worst right now. He sounds terrible. The worst part for me was the migraine i got today on top of the ache and cough...

Any how, this afternoon (while even further avoiding glazing some shelf cities due out), I hunted through google images of fern gardens. There is such a small gallery. However, i satisfied my need to dream of the gardens of my future...

Our house is on about a 5th of an acre. and when we moved in a few years back, had only one very sad looking cedar tree on the back property line and a dogwood in the same sort of shape up front. Since then, we've planted 2 cherry trees (one of which failed), A clump river birch, 2 apple trees, and 4 redbuds. Id still very much like to add 4 more river birch and remove both the dogwood and the cedar. Although i would feel guilty cutting down the dogwood since my mom and dad planted it for my grandma before i was born. Yep, thats right, i live in the house my mother grew up in. Even more strange, we sleep in her old room...

See, i love the outdoors. However, I hate the 3 months of summer where its too hot to do any sort of enjoying of it... So, slowly but surely, I'm attempting to grow myself some shade (that and i much prefer woodland shade plants to the sun lovers). So for now, all i can do i dream of the gardens of my far off future... full of ferns, hellebores, may apples, mountain laurel...

Ah, those will be the days.

3 comments:

Emily said...

Ferns and mayapples, two things I love about springtime! Do you get trout lilies and trilliums where you are? They cover the forest floor here in West Michigan.

The Oak Leaves said...

Ive seen not yet bloomed trilliums in one particular spot of a battlefield only once... and now im going to go look up trout lilies...

The Oak Leaves said...

Nope, no trout lilies... but we do get pipsissewa, which i just discovered this year in a certain spot in a different battlefield. THey are pretty nifty!