Has this snowy weather started to make it's way into my thought process? Will the snowy days influence my plant selection this year? It seems that I am drawn to the color...white. Some artists believe that white is the absence of color. I think...if it comes in a tube or paint can...It's a color. As I sit here this morning, drinking a cup of Raspberry Zinger tea, I start to think about this. I've been thumbing through garden catalogs and have started to make my selections. I use white flowers as a spacer between colors in the garden. There are some flowers whose bright color needs to be toned down a bit. White is the perfect accent to put next to one of those "loud mouths." I may order this white hosta...called White Christmas. I think that it will look pretty in the evening as it starts to get dark. I need more white in the woods border. I was checking Bridgewood Gardens http://www.bridgewoodgardens.com/ yesterday for different hostas. Actually I was browsing online and searching for a mini hosta for the Grotto at Church. I think that I may order Blue Mouse Ears. Then I turned to this beauty. It is of medium size....has white leaves margined with green and grows to about 24 inches. It may find a place in my garden this year. I ordered all my hostas from Bridgewood, when we redid the gardens surrounding the house. I was very pleased with them. They were crisp and fresh, when they arrived (at the right time for planting) They have all survived and multiplied.
Last year I started marigolds inside. It was successful. I planted French Vanilla Marigolds. I was really happy with these except for the fact that when the Japanese Beetles were on them...they left the bloom looking sort of dirty. This year I bought the Snowman Hybrid. Do you see what I mean about winter influencing me? These should be beautiful. Large, pom,pom, white, double, ruffled, bushy plants. They are taller than the last year's flower. Have sturdy stems and I can use them for cut flowers. I am thinking that I will put them by the mailbox. They are tall enough to plant with the Stellas. Well, the snow is just a dusting like powdered sugar on a brownie, the tea is gone, and I have breakfast to fix. Soon I will plant these seeds and see what happens. Maybe we won't have those pesky Japanese Beetles. Am I delusional?