Hello, spring!

"I love spring anywhere but if I could choose, I would always greet it in a garden."

                                       — Ruth Stout

I love the four seasons, each offering a new perspective on life if we are only smart enough to slow down enough to enjoy it.

Sometimes I think winter is the beginning of a new year, freezing temperatures and grey skies cleaning the landscape palette to make room for the anticipation, and expectation of sunny spring days.

Of all of the favorite garden flowers that mark the beginning of spring in my garden, the one I anticipate the most is the crocus.

In fall, I plant new stashes of bulbs along my garden paths dreaming of them popping up in spring with a burst of color.

The low to the ground imported bulb flowers are also honeybee favorites, a source of much-needed protein for baby bees soon hatching in nearby hives.