Finally, we have snow and below freezing temperatures. This mild winter has allowed the team to continue with projects up until Christmas, and now finally we have a chance to breath. 2015 was a busy year, and unfortunately I did not always remember to bring my camera to the job site. And as I look back at blog post, I did not share much of what we accomplished. But now I am in the office, editing the images I will spend the winter posting to catch up.
Here is a selection of our container designs from our main container season of May through October.
We have had a wet spring and summer to say the least. Besides making our working schedule crazy (and muddy) it has created for a plethora of blooms in the garden. Today before the storm, I walked through the garden with my wife and my Felcos and trimmed a few blooms into an arrangement. There is no science to the collection other than I try to stay in a color family and since the Thomas Edison dahlias were in bloom, I used they as the starting point.
Below I have included a breakdown of all the perennial and annual cuttings I included in the arrangement for reference.
I think this will be the final cuttings of items in bloom this year. Almost all the leaves are gone and all the perennials in the nursery are in beds to be wintered over. Below are the final collection of color and some final bounty of harvest off the figs. I will need to replace the in bloom posts with holiday decorating and then planning for 2015.
Bergenia cordifolia ‘Bach’ (Pigsqueak), Beta vulgaris ‘Ruby Red’ (Swiss Chard), Geranium wallichianum ‘Havana Blues‘ (Havana Blues Cranesbill), Senicio serpens (Blue Chalk Sticks), Rosa ssp. (Rose hips), Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’(Brown Turkey Fig), Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ (Royal Purple Smokebush), Kalanchoe thrysiflora (Flapjacks)