Wednesday, March 19, 2008

In the garden again

Willow wigwam, originally uploaded by Secretsugar.

Check out our new "willow wigwam!" I love this bit of garden art. It's much more my taste than concrete gnomes or pagodas or plastic whirligigs or what have you.

With the early--but typical--onset of spring weather here in Chapel Hill, I've been using naptimes for a little gardening lately. I can't tell you how good this feels (and looks! and smells!). It's been a long time since I was able to get outside to do some digging, being vastly pregnant and hot during the prime fall planting season.

Yesterday I transplanted a fancy dogwood that I had put in the wrong spot last spring. The first site got WAY more sun that I thought it did, resulting in utterly scorched leaves by the time the summer ended. But bless it's dogwoody heart, it has valiantly begun leafing back out again now so I moved it into my shade garden where I can enjoy it from the back porch. This new sculpture and some tough old Carolina jessamine will make a more scorching-hot-sun-tolerant combination there instead.

Anyone else got their gardening groove on yet?


Bina said...

Wow! That is beautiful! I have never seen the Fancy type before. How big was the tree you moved?

I used to live in Fayetteville, (unfortunately) and my sister lives in Winston-Salem. NC is a really nice place. You are lucky!

Beth said...

I want to get out there soooo bad, but we got more snow last night. Bummer. But as soon as I can, I'm getting out there and getting my hands in some dirt! I have a Dogwood I planted in a pot and it's sitting on my windowsill, just waiting to get outside. they like shade, huh? I don't know the first thing about them, just that I love them!