“A garden is half-made when it is well planned. The best gardener is the one who does the most gardening by the winter fire.”

~ Liberty Hyde Bailey American horticulturalist and reformer; 1858 – 1954)

While a swimming pool garden like the one pictured below cannot, of course, be installed in winter in our climate, it can be dreamt about and planned in winter. In fact, we recommend it! If the planning stage is well underway in the winter, groundbreaking for the project can begin when the soil and garden installers are ready and the chances for enjoying the garden in summer with family and friends increase. Call us if you have been dreaming of a summer garden this winter and want to get started! We can dream by the fire with you . . . . and face unafraid the plans that we make together.

Contributed by Betty Hanselman

Gardener’s wife (& fireside garden dreamer)