It’s here. The time of year when nurseries and gardening shows, knowing that we are all suffering from the winter blues, and begin to tempt us with their fragrant, colorful offerings. “Pink Forsythia is Here!” shouts the sign of a nursery that I pass on the highways. I nearly have to exit to take a look. “A plant sure to knock your socks off!” says our local gardening show host in reference to the tropical looking Lantana like blooms and the incredible fragrance of the Edgeworthia Chrysanthia.
I simultaneously try to picture where I might plant such delights in my already full garden while mustering up the will power to refrain from driving directly to the nearest nursery. Instead, I take a stroll through my garden and stop to appreciate and capture the beauty of previous purchases selected especially for their ability to bring spring to a mid-winter’s day. Enjoy!
New growth of Plum Pudding Heuchera surfaces near fallen Ginko leaf.
Take a little stroll through your neighborhood or garden. What mid-winter signs of spring do you see? You might just be inspired to visit a nursery.
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