Before I even get going I want to thank Linda Brazill, Each Little World, for sending this Book to me. Home Outside by Julie Messervy is just a wonderful as I thought it might be. I haven't read the entire book as yet, I just received it yesterday, but I can tell you I have 'read' all the pictures. It seems to be a book with great suggestions and ideas. Not the how to but the look see and then some explainations as to why it would be so good. I just love it so far. For a really good review you can read at Pam's Diggng blog. Now as to my nearly frozen stiff garden. I am happy to say that it turned out not to be as bad as it could have been. I have only one tulip that didn't quite like what happened. Blogger won't let me add any more pictures or I would show you more. I guess the ground was warm enough it protected the plants and blooms that were up and about. Since the freeze it has been quite warm, working its way into the upper 50's, so the creeping phlox has begun to bloom with the white tulips.
The varigated Soloman's Seal is up .