“In the Garden with Kathryn”

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

I could not believe that we had two more snows this week!  Will Spring never show its beautiful face here at Chestnut Cottage!

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

However, seeing my early flowering cherry tree with snow and the beautiful pink below was a spectacular sight on Monday morning!

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

But I was sad to see my sweet daffodils with their heads down in the snow.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

I will confess that I love the stillness of an overnight snow and these “architectural outlines” were very interesting.

My thoughts are on spring now, and my gardening journal is full of ideas!

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

So many little lupines are popping up all over the garden

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

Not to mention loads of “baby foxgloves”…

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

And my dark indigo delphiniums…

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

My beautiful forsythia is reaching its golden arms to the sun.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

Image from Wayside Gardens

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

I will need to heavily prune out my New Dawn Roses on the roof… but oh they will look so bare and “naked”.  Hopefully not for long!

My favorite roses are those luscious English David Austin roses.  I have several, but I think that this year I will add Heritage and perhaps another Gertrude Jekyll.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

Images from Witherspoon.

I do love getting my David Austins from Witherspoon in Durham, NC.

Well another week in the Chestnut Cottage Garden… and I hope not to be reporting snow next time !

It always amazes me how much can happen in just one week in Spring.  Always lots to do…I have MANY sticks to pick up and lots of cleaning and cutting back.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer

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4 Responses to “In the Garden with Kathryn”

  1. Luke says:

    It’s amazing how the landscape can change with just a few hour car ride. We had snow here in Tennessee, but thank goodness it didn’t stick. This has been the coldest Winter!

    I have SO enjoyed my daffodils this year. Yesterday, I had my first Golden Ducat Daffodil bloom. The bloom was over 4 inches wide. Do you have a favorite daffodil cultivar or David Austin rose? Do you find that any particular David Austin rose that you grow is more disease resistant?

  2. franki says:

    Hope springs… My concern is “freeze damage”…so many of our azaleas, rodies, etc. show brown leaves 🙁 Our garden center advised not trimming anything till after blooms..I’m torn in more ways than one… Rain and more rain!! Flowers and more flowers!! franki

  3. Kathryn says:

    Gardening is not for the faint of heart, is it Franki!

  4. Kathryn says:

    Luke,
    First of all , thanks so much for your lovely note about my book that you won! Secondly, I just use a variety of daffodil cultivars, I really can’t say I have a favorite. Later this week, I am going to do a garden post on my favorite David Austen roses, but generally speaking, I have had great luck with Kathryn Morley and Graham Thomas!
    Kathryn

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