Saturday, February 13, 2016

The great springsummerfall season

Don't know about you, but my garden is a jungle! Went away for four days and returned to an explosion of color and vegetation. Hard to walk the aisles! And it seems just about everything is blooming. Even the hydrangeas and hibiscus are gearing up in this weird spring.

The great springsummerfall season

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Don't know about you, but my garden is a jungle! Went away for four days and returned to an explosion of color and vegetation. Hard to walk the aisles! And it seems just about everything is blooming. Even the hydrangeas and hibiscus are gearing up in this weird spring.

Roses, sedums (like this 'Angelina'), nepeta, baptisia, climbing hydrangea, clematis, spiderwort, balloon flower, yarrow, native wisteria, and on and on. It seems like one big season out there - springsummerfall, with none of the subtleties of transition from one to the other.

And everything's coming up in one-size-fits-all: humungous.

Inquirer Staff Writer
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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

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