On Christmas Eve this year of 2010, I am sharing Flower Hill Farm's front gardens . . . completing the circle around the buildings. Winter light can lift the spirit, at a time when there is more darkness. The Winter Solstice has passed so each day the sun will inch its way towards Spring. The old 1790 farmhouse is situated upon a hillside on a mostly quiet country road facing west. Lovely warm afternoon sun paints the house in the winter months, while the leaves of Rock Maples and Apple are down along the roadside.
This large Kousa Dogwood is a feature in the front garden, both for its lovely June blooms and striking mottled bark. It makes a beautiful statement in Winter too.
|Honeybee sipping Snowdrop|
Wild Honeybees that live in the middle Rock Maple look forward to Spring too!
|HOSTA HOLDING UP PEONY|
When approaching the house we see Carey Hill and the western facades of the old Rock Maples. Someday I hope to fulfill a dream of building a greenhouse on this south side of the farmhouse.
|LOOKING THROUGH KOUSA TO COTINUS and CRABAPPLE ORCHARD|
WISHING YOU HEALTH AND HAPPINESS FOR THIS JOYOUS SEASON!
Thank you so much for being part of my world! Its Blooming Friday so be sure to catch a sleigh over to Sweden and visit Katarina's Roses and Stuff to see other gardeners sharing Christmas cards and seasonal bliss. God Jul to all my Swedish friends! Merry Christmas to All!