It’s the most exciting time of year! It’s like Christmas, except instead of tumbling downstairs to see what “Santa” left me under the tree, I’m dashing out the door every day to see what’s blooming in each garden bed. Believe me, I know where to look, and I usually spot each emerging plant when its tip first pierces the surface. Yes, it’s spring! But you know, as the day wears on and I calm down a little, I realize that the display is rather…spotty.Partly that is because, at five years old, this garden is young as gardens go. But it’s also because when you plant bulbs in the fall, it’s hard to remember where the other bulbs are. Even if you have a picture to help, it’s not easy to get them in the right spot. Even though they’d still be the same flowers in the same bed, they’d make a bigger impact when combined. I’m going to make a note to move them as they’re going dormant later on this spring. Right now, you can see that primrose behind the daffodils. Planted together, the yellow daffs would emerge in a froth of pink and highlight the eye of the primrose flower.
Even in the spring garden, there is always a way to make things better.
Sometimes to make things better you just need more of what you’ve already got.
Updates on previous blog posts
Two and a half years ago I planted a bunch of traffic-stopping daffodils.And those hellebores that I thought I ruined by cutting back the dead foliage too soon? After enduring three feet of snow in March, this spring seems especially sweet. But I probably say that every year.
Inspired by the words of Elizabeth Lawrence, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year,” Carol of May Dreams Gardens started Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month, garden bloggers from all over the world publish what is currently blooming in their gardens. Check it out at May Dreams Gardens.