Happy New Year, everyone! Hopes and plans for the new gardening year are bouncing around my brain. Outside, relentless rain flows over the trees and shrubs and the earth. Let the ground soak it in. After last year's drought, I am grateful for the steady downpour. I think 2016 was a hard year for the garden, but when I look back over last year's photos, I remember the beautiful spring and a summer that wasn't too bad until it became the monster that ate up fall.
But now it is time for my "Best of the Rest" feature! Every year I look back and choose photos from each month. These are photos that did not make it into the blog, for various reasons. I use only photos of my own garden for this feature, so it is a good overview of Deb's Garden through the year. So, here we go:
January: Stump World is a group of huge oak stumps that have been slowly rotting in the woods for over 25 years. All but two have completely decayed. They provide nourishment and shelter for countless small critters.
February:Camellias are beginning to bloom in the woodland garden.
March: The garden comes alive in March. It was hard to choose which images to use. I have too many!
June: I call June the "deep greening" month. Green becomes prominent in the garden.
December: Goodbye, 2016!
I hope you enjoyed my tour through the year! Did you have a favorite month?
Best wishes to you all! Deb