Just planted Invincibelle hydrangea and Burning Hearts dicentra, beating the rain by minutes. Both are trial plants and quite small. Invincibelle is from Proven Winners and Burning Hearts is from Skagit Gardens. I removed a huge clump of Siberian iris to make room for these, replanting the irises in front of the single white lilac, where another plant failed to make it through the winter. Sometimes gardening reminds me of furniture rearranging more than anything else.
If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.
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