What is more beautiful than a garden in the Spring? What a refreshing change to see all the vibrant greens of the new foliage and the bright colors of the Spring flowers after a long, cold winter.
Weather permitting, it’s a ritual with me to spend at least an hour in my gardens each morning around 7:00 a.m. With a cup of tea in hand, I stroll amidst the beauty accompanied only by the sounds of the birds and crickets. Occasionally I stop to pull a weed or two, deadhead a spent bloom or loosen the soil with a trowel.
It seems like almost every day there’s something new that comes into bloom. The daffodils are gone for another year and the tulips should follow in another week…just in time for the irises to make their debut.
This is our second shade garden at the back of the yard and this location only gets about two hours of early morning sunlight. The rest of the day it is in the shadow of the out building and a large basswood tree.
When we bought our house four years ago, it was a new build with just bare ground and had no landscaping. Sam and I did most of the work ourselves with the exception of the stonework patio area. As with all gardens, they are a continual work in progress and labor of love.
Remember to take time to smell the flowers and as always…