Three to five inches of light gentle snow settled once again upon our Twin City Minnesota landscapes again last night stretching to a few moments ago.
It is still cloudy. There are no shadows, no forms performing radiantly on stage showing off their grace and form, their dark and white, the purity of beauty equal to Nature’s best.
Gray it may be, but the purity for beauty is just as gracious, just as awesome, quieter, visually more peaceful perhaps even more enticing to cause walk through this paradise, especially during snowfall itself.
Why is this winter paradise, this spectaclar landscape garden so seldom seen where Twin Citians live and work?
Of course there are many answers, some political, some cultural, others economic, but all are born from a woeful lack of knowlege.
We live in a society where beauty is no longer admitted on the state’s political and educational calendar. Beauty is no longer valued. The word has almost disappeared from our vocabulary.
Climate also works against planning and planting a beautiful landscape garden with winter in mind.
Despite the fact that winter in our Minnesota is equal in length to Spring, Summer, and Fall, combined, we face a MAJOR problem by our weather itself.
Climate, the very cause for the breathtaking beauty of our glorious natural northern winter landscape gardens, nevertheless is a main obstacle, second only to ignorance, for its absence as an artform almost throughout the entire Twin City area.
No matter how beautiful the Spring, Summer, or Autumn northern landscape garden may be, the most dramatic shock of beauty comes from Nature’s setting under the perfect fall of the perfect snow as we have witnessed three or four times already this Winter.
For the moment we are inspired….breath is lost, the unbelieveable, its sound, its touch, its purity of sound and smell overwhelms…….and is soon forgotten the moment one drives on to ones place of employment, fighting snow and snow plows all the way to its fromt door.
Worse, even if we could ‘freeze’ the spirit and power of the moment’s beauty into memory, our climate dictates a wait until the month of May to activate the inspiration. One can neither plant in winter’s soil, nor buy the required plants in Winter.
And even then the typical homeowner is at a loss regarding what to buy and where to place.
However, Winter IS the best time to make plans for your landscape garden future, however. Call us at 952-933-5777 for further information.