There will be dark times, there will be light. There will be time to open up, time to close down. We’re all learning.
For just a short while, they will open their petals, expose their hearts and share their gifts. They will be rocked and buffeted. They will sing, weep, laugh, give, receive, learn.
Like with life, the garden is always in a state of flux. Nothing stays the same for long. There is always something new, always change.
Hyacinths are the easiest of bulbs to grow in the garden. They are reliably hardy and perennial, and bulk up each year. Just remember to wear gloves when planting, and don’t touch your face!
You can stick almost anything in the ground right now and it will start sprouting leaves. March is the month of wonders.
The most beautiful buds prize this week goes to that ugly duckling, the walnut. There is such sculpted elegance in those leaves. They have just a touch of apricot-bronze. And the silvery shimmer! Look at it from this angle: And this: The pineappley things turn out to be blossom buds, but I think the leaves…