View Full Version : Hmm, winter container garden? (couple pics)

02-11-2004, 01:13 PM
I was just looking out the deck door a bit ago watching yet more snow coming down. Seems to be snowing every day here lately. It's pretty, I still like watching it, but there is a time when one gets tired of white and longs to see green again.

I was looking at the whiskey barrel on the deck that I grow some sort of container garden in during the summer. I guess in a way it's a "winter" garden out there growing day by day too. I snapped a picture of it to compare with the summer one :)

Here's the summer container garden:


And today's, the winter "garden":


I keep watching it, wondering just how high it will grow ;)

02-11-2004, 01:18 PM
I definitely prefer your summer garden!!! I guess that's why I am a "southerner". :)

02-11-2004, 01:42 PM
this summer pic is AWESOME :D

02-11-2004, 02:15 PM
Your grass was so green! :p
I like the snow picture...I wish we got snow over here in CA. :(

02-11-2004, 02:17 PM

That reminds me of my parent's snowy deck. They have grown themselves quite a 'bank'. :D


02-11-2004, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by GoldenRetrLuver
Your grass was so green! :p
I like the snow picture...I wish we got snow over here in CA. :(

Hehe yeah, I take it for granted how green and beautiful it is sometimes in the summer, then when I look back at pictures I am amazed. We were very fortunate in that this house already had an underground sprinkler system installed when we moved in (we could never have afforded to install one). Not only that, but the sprinkler system and outdoor water comes from a well and not from city water, so we don't pay for the water usage outside. When it gets dry in August and a lot of yards are all dried up and brown, and there are watering restrictions, ours looks green as in that picture still.

The snow is beautiful, but I just can't help but long for the green days of spring/summer again, and that earthy fresh spring scent, during a thundershower, oh my, I just love it :)

02-11-2004, 02:23 PM
Wow, what beautiful pictures! :eek: I like both the summer and winter ones. :) You both have a lovely nature around you. I'd like a view like that from my window!

02-11-2004, 03:44 PM
Look at it this way: no weeds to pull in today's garden!:)

02-11-2004, 05:25 PM
Wow, that summer garden looks so wonderful!! I am soo looking forward to springtime!

I've been noticing that it is staying light out longer and longer :) and that during the day it is starting to warm up. Yay! :D

02-11-2004, 05:28 PM
Pssst...............I have a deep urge to jump into that snow.


That doesn't even look like the same place!!!

02-11-2004, 05:55 PM
Originally posted by popcornbird
Pssst...............I have a deep urge to jump into that snow.


Hehe, well I took a whole slew of pictures of the pups playing in it today. They sure had a blast as did I just watching them!

Thread here if you want to see them :D: http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=43576

4 Dog Mother
02-11-2004, 07:55 PM
Being a "summer" gardner, I love your summer container garden. Being a northerner also, I am ready to see the end of snow and the beginning of the gardening season. Love those flowers!!!