It’s easy to forget, now that everything in the garden is in full, fabulous glory, but back in February, parts of my garden were completely devoid of anything worth seeing. Unless you enjoy studying the varying shades of wet soil, that is. In my defense, I don’t spend much time out there when it’s cold and wet, but still… this needed to be remedied. Of course I knew there was stuff in there – I even sort of remembered what it was, and that it looked decent all taken together. But, obviously, I couldn’t see anything, since it was all dormant, so planting anything else would have to wait until the established residents started to emerge.
Come March, I wandered into Lowe’s for something else but, as is customary, took a little detour through the garden section which was starting to fill up with plants. I discovered this nice, new (to me, at least) Euonymus from Monrovia called ‘Paloma Blanca’. I fell for its white new growth, and grabbed one. Since then, it has patiently sat waiting for me to figure out where it should go. I think I finally figured it out – it will hold year-round court in the naked mud bed I so lamented in February. This spring, I also added a Carex ‘Sparkler’ a double, green Hellebore, and at least one evergreen fern, so I will have something to look at next winter. I think Paloma will fit right in, don’t you?