Yinyang Of The Morning Garden

Shady Side, Sunny Side-Meditation Circle on Frosty New Year's Day

Shady Side, Sunny Side-Meditation Circle on Frosty New Year’s Day

They are complementary opposites. Slowly across the meditation circle Yin (darkness) defers to Yang (sunlight).

Happy New Year! The first day of 2015 began frosty cold, but ice crystals on plants in the labyrinth quickly disappeared once discovered by the rays of the morning sun.

Dianthus 'Ideal Select White'

Dianthus ‘Ideal Select White’



Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz' (Pink chintz thyme)

Thymus serpyllum ‘Pink Chintz’ (Pink chintz thyme)

I have been dreaming my way through garden catalogs and making plans to fill gaps in the hedges bordering the fence with gardenias, camellias and yet unknowns.

Meditation Circle on Frosty New Year's Day

Meditation Circle on Frosty New Year’s Day

There is a Christmas gift of tulip bulbs to plant this weekend, even as many daffodils are already emerging.


22 thoughts on “Yinyang Of The Morning Garden

  1. Libby Wilkie

    Hi Susie: Happy New Year! I haven’t been over here in so long and am really enjoying all your recent posts! Just looking at the frost on the leaves this morning makes me realize I should get outside and take some pictures…I’ve been sick since Christmas day (no, not an ideal holiday for me, or our house…) but might make it outside tomorrow morning to shoot.
    Let’s get together very soon!

  2. bittster

    A frosty morning for the new year, pretty!
    That’s great how you captured the meditation circle at it’s halfway point, and even better that the sun is strong enough to fight off the frost!

  3. Marian St.Clair

    I wouldn’t mind a little more cold weather if it would just stop raining for a bit! I have not started looking at the catelogs yet, but did pull out some seed to scatter on New Year’s Day and then forgot.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Marian, I am so tired of rain also, but now I read we are in for a really severe, dry cold week next week. What kind of seeds were you going to plant?

  4. P&B

    The Pansy looks lovely with crystal frost on it. I hope it didn’t get frost burned.
    It’s that time of year again, leafing through and marking plant catalogs. You are so lucky that you can plant tulip bulbs. I planted ones that I rescued but most of them were eaten by squirrels and chipmunks. Hardly wait to see your next season’s garden.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks! The tulips were a gift–I don’t usually plant them because deer are attracted to them and they don’t reliably return each year the way daffodils do. It’s so discouraging for the little animals to thwart our garden plans, isn’t it? I have more plans than usual this year and hope I will follow through on them.


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