As we head into the final days of this year, I have a few new goals in mind. The shorter days (where things start to get quiet) help me to recommit to writing and other creative projects. You know, things that can be done from the cozy chair in front of the wood stove (where I sit right now) while I typically have a blanket wrapped around my feet (it is not quite that cold yet).
I am excited to get back to a regular schedule of finding and sharing new inspiration online.
Farlam and Chandler caught my eye months ago and I’ve since been enjoying their beautiful projects and photography. They are a great instagram to follow for planting inspiration as well as for other interesting ideas.
The combination of Angelica gigas and white cosmos are what originally caught my eye – I’ve been trying to think of something that would look great with my own Angelica for a couple years and this is perfect don’t you think?
I’m also enjoying their eye for unique details like this stonework and small pool at a La Louve garden in Bonneiux, France and the very practical and pretty plant supports that they captured at Sarah Raven’s Perch Hill Garden.
This shot has me lamenting (for the millionth time) the fact that I have had no luck whatsoever growing verbena bonariensis in my garden
(Honestly, has anyone grown it with abandon in New England?).
It is one of the plants I covet most from all the gardners that completely take it for granted and how easily they can have this sweeet plant that grows and spreads in any place they like. I wish .
Creeping thyme and Erigeron are another planting combo that that I am contemplating trying to implement in my own garden.
I’ve spent a lot of time renovating my front entry garden this season – there have been big changes, but there is still lots left to do! (More plants and some hardscaping changes to come next year, when I have a bit more budget). I’ve been contemplating how hard it would be for someone to wrap monolithic pavers up and put them under the x-mas tree. Too hard, right? I worry they would crash Santa’s sleigh….
Regardless, I think these two plants would be the perfect pair for between those new front walkway stones.