By Champagne and C... on January 12, 2009
Floral Arranging, Expanding The Perennial Gardens, Cut Flowers to bring inside for entertaining.
Its January and it is freezing cold outside and I am dreaming about my garden as I write this. It isn't that I am sad or miss being outside because I go outside in this beautiful cold crisp weather everyday. Our yard is covered in snow and our 200 year old clapboard farmhouse looks as quaint and beautiful as any I have ever seen in a Norman Rockwell painting. It is beautiful here year round but that doesn' mean I don't dream, sketch, and plan my garden for this Spring and Summer. We have a sunroom that is filled with plants and flowers so I get to garden indoors while I plan and dream about what is to come in my garden outdoors. We just put in 3,500 bulbs and perennial plants that will be spectacular through the Spring, Summer and a few into the Fall. I filmed a video that is on you tube that goes over expanding the Autumn perennial garden, planning and planting for the Spring garden and digging up Dahlia tubers and how to store them for the winter. If you keep them and replant them you can keep expanding your cutting garden. Then you will always have enough flowers to bring indoors to make beautiful arrangements. This is something you can do year round with some careful planning and thought. I own a lifestyle and party planning business and I truly love and am border line obsessed with all things creative and living a beautiful life so it is hard to pick my favorite, but Gardening is something I don't think I could ever live without. Gardening is my relaxation, meditation, my time with my family and pets and my way of creating a bit of paradise in my backyard. I can grow flowers for cutting, organic foods for eating, create beautiful outdoor "rooms" for entertaing and so much more. No matter if you have 100 acres or a small terrace off of your garden apartment try and grow some plants, flowers and vegetables. We only have one life to life, it is important to live it beautifully , gardening is living life beautifully!!
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