“In The Garden With Kathryn”

 

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn c greeley presents in the garden at chestnut cottage waynesville nc

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn c greeley presents in the garden at chestnut cottage waynesville ncI do love the garden in winter, however, this December has brought the strangest weather to Chestnut Cottage! From high 70s the week of Christmas to snow flurries and a chilly 18 degrees yesterday. This weather makes me very uneasy and sad for the garden. The garden seems most confused! I have two lovely daphne plants beside the back door that normally bloom around my birthday in March. Both are in full bloom now…!

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn c greeley presents in the garden at chestnut cottage waynesville nc

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn c greeley presents in the garden at chestnut cottage waynesville nc

Their fragrance was heavenly before yesterday and now they look all frozen and have little or no fragrance.

And my precious little lupines are coming up all over the garden…

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn c greeley presents in the garden at chestnut cottage waynesville nc north carolina interior designer and author kathryn c greeley presents in the garden at chestnut cottage waynesville nc

I am so fearful that I will have no beautiful lupines this spring!

And a hollyhock is up…

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn c greeley presents in the garden at chestnut cottage waynesville nc

Not surprisingly, the hellabores are beginning to bloom and will be lovely.

north carolina interior designer and author kathryn c greeley presents in the garden at chestnut cottage waynesville nc north carolina interior designer and author kathryn c greeley presents in the garden at chestnut cottage waynesville nc north carolina interior designer and author kathryn c greeley presents in the garden at chestnut cottage waynesville nc

I can’t bear to think of my baby plants being frozen before “their time”! I will just sit back and enjoy the fire and the wonderful architectural look of the winter garden and hope for the best!

xo Kathryn

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5 Responses to “In The Garden With Kathryn”

  1. Luke says:

    This is strange weather we are having. I found some daffodil buds in my garden this past weekend! Our plants should be OK as long as we don’t see the extreme digits close to zero and ice storms that we had last year.

  2. Cindy Weis says:

    while it isn’t that warm here in Chicago, we have had a very mild winter so far. I sure hope that spring still brings you beautiful flowers, it gives us all something to look forward to after a few months of drab weather.

  3. franki says:

    Oh, how I know…My camellias are confused…”Chreasters??” franki

  4. Kathryn Greeley says:

    Very strange weather!

  5. Kathryn Greeley says:

    I’ll just hope for the best Cindy!

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