We Easterners are looking at this in our gardens this morning – so frozen and snowed-in that there’s nothing we can do out there but go sledding, right? Wrong, amigos. It’s the
perfect time to design new borders and paths, with the
existing lines obscured and the design slate clean.
So when you’re snowed in this weekend, seize the opportunity to do
some designing. To try out the look of a new border edge just
walk – or in the case of deep snow, stomp – along the new line, and
step back and assess the look. It’s a great excuse to be out in the snow-covered
garden dreaming up new visions for the garden and I’m telling you, it works.
On top of which, this method of designing new lines is way
more fun than struggling with crinkly old garden hose – you know, the
technique that’s so commonly suggested. No matter how high the
temperature, my garden hoses are never, ever flexible enough to do the
Or, never mind – just build a snowman. Me, I’ll be “borrowing” a
sled from some unsuspecting kid in the neighborhood and reliving my
childhood, if only for a run or two into the woods.