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Kissed By the Sun: A Variety of Garden Plans


| 3/26/2019 11:20:00 AM


In our part of the Midwest, today’s March wind is up to its usual tricks…it teeters between blowing fiercely across the open fields that surround our old farmhouse, then subsiding for a bit, only to turn abruptly, change direction, and begin to race toward the woods.

It’s one of those winds, that despite its chill paired with droplets of cold rain, (droplets that our local forecast says will turn to flurries today), still carries the promise of spring. After all, it’s late March, and the hints of springtime are beginning to emerge. There are the green shoots of chives peeking through the soil and just the tips of daffodils that soon will life our spirits with a pop of cheery yellow.

A day like this, even though the wind is blustery, is a fine time to dream of springtime gardens. Today I’m curling up with a notebook, a cup of herbal tea, and making plans for some old-fashioned gardens. It’s fun to sketch out some ideas and make a plant list…going to the nursery is always a simple pleasure I look forward to. 

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Photo Credit: Windy Meadows Farm

I’ve gathered a brainstorming list of ideas and plants I want to try…just maybe you’ll find something to add to your own gardens!



A Moonlight Garden

Plants that seem to shimmer in the moonlight: silver queen artemisia, silver king artemisia, lamb’s ears, silver tansy, silver sage, silver thyme, grey santolina apple mint, lavender, yarrow, oregano, nutmeg, geranium, and yarrow.



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