So, what does a gal do when she wants this…
(Susan Branch’s CA garden, details here)
Which is similar to this, which I’ve wanted since I saw it in theaters…
(The garden from Practical Magic, image from this post that has LOTS of shots from the movie)
(Darling Vanessa’s garden. Well, a teensy tiny snippet of it. Her garden is huge, rambling, and gorgeous…this pic came from this post, but then be sure to look at her other garden posts…enchanting and drool-worthy!)
…but she currently has this,
(Lack of enchantment. Ack!)
(My rosemary taketh over. And my celosia, too.)
It’s almost embarrassing to show these sad, sad patio “garden” pics. Because I want to make it into something really amazing.
So consider these the “before” pics.
What’s a gal to do when she has grand garden dreams but only a concrete patio & tiny swathes of dirt to work with?
She starts plotting and planning.
She will find ways to make it all explode with flowers & vines & little nooks where fairies can hide.
She makes lists of plants and seeds to get: Herbs (must grow basil & dill), flowers (Julia Child roses, geraniums, wildflower mixes), statuary (for happy flower fairies).
Because there’s nothing like November to plan for a spring garden.