The first day of Spring has finally arrived.
I hope all gardeners are having a wonderful day outside today.
Having to wait for this season to begin has been very difficult for My Garden Path. Waiting and watching beloved plants to see if they were going to be with me another season or be buried in the compost pile has been a slow and painful process. Much about right plant/right place has been learned. The lessons I learn the hard way seem to be the ones I remember. I plan to remember to include some cold hardy plantings for the background of every area so that I never again have to look out onto a bleak wasteland for months on end. Oh those tropicals will always have their place in my heart and garden, but there will also be good, dependable cold hardy shrubs, trees, and groundcovers to provide the framework for the garden. I must admit I have never appreciated my azaleas more than this first day of Spring.