Wordless Wednesday: Bare Essentials in the February Garden…

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18 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Bare Essentials in the February Garden…

  1. Brian Skeys says:

    Couldn’t she do with at least a scarf this time of year?

  2. homeslip says:

    Cathy, I love this: the texture of the planting, the bark of the trees, the colour of your shed and the sculpture. When I visited the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden last year (worth a visit) we saw several headless torsos with astronomical price tags. I’d be tempted to give her a coat of rusty paint ….

    • Cathy says:

      Aw thanks Sarah… Was trying to remember if I have been to the HPSG before but it was in fact another one in Surrey, near Frensham. I have two other ‘torsos’, one of which I have covered in those flat glass marbles, but I think I might get some metal effect paint for the 3rd. Thanks for the suggestion. They all came from car boot sales, by the way

  3. Chloris says:

    Indeed, witch hazel, snowdrops and hellebores are the bare essentials of the winter garden. The sine qua non.

  4. rickii says:

    Ha! I was so taken with the plantings I had to look more than twice to see the nude. It’s all about priorities.

  5. Anna says:

    Magical planting Cathy. Once again you’ve come up trumps with your post title.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Anna – I love the woodland edge border and it just looks after itself. I just divide the snowdrops occasionally and trim the hellebore leaves

  6. Alice says:

    I saw a green sprig under the mud yesterday! You have a lovely tapestry of colors and textures and, uh, bare things–a spring quilt!

  7. Your winter garden looks so nice with all those blooms and green.

  8. That is some naked lady in your garden. ha…

  9. Hannah says:

    What a charming garden corner, Cathy! I love how the snowdrops have naturalized so beautifully among the hellebores. They don’t seem to do that in my garden, perhaps it is the voles or squirrels. The naked statue seems to fit in well with the tiny white flowers peeking around everywhere, and the white peeling bark.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Hannah. The squirrel doesn’t seem to disturb the snowdrops and I have never been aware of a vole here – we do get rat holes appearing in parts of this border though and clumps of bulbs can drop into them!

  10. Christina says:

    I spent Sunday afternoon with a sculptress friend admiring the torsos at the Capitoline museum in Rome; interesting how what is perceived as as good physique changes over time. The planting is very good too!

    • Cathy says:

      Yes , the ancient torsos might have been very different if they were sculpted with the intention of having clothes hung on them, as this shop window torso was!

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