When we bought our northern home after moving to New Hampshire from Florida, I had the opportunity to learn a lot while tending my new garden. No more jasmine, crepe myrtles and camelias, I now had to learn about what grows in the north. Fortunately my yard was full of beauty. We moved into the house in May and already the forsythia and tulips were mostly gone by, but the following year I saw the full splendor of what we had in the yard. (My photo here.)
During that next summer (unexpectedly, my last one living there) I added to the plants and learned what many of them were. The tulips and daffodils were planted in the asparagus garden and yes, I enjoyed fresh asparagus throughout the summer. I added a bird bath and some feeders and enjoyed seeing the same types of northern birds I had grown up with come to eat.
That yard was a healthy combination of plants and wildlife. Continue reading “A Garden to Play In”