I’ve always loved cooler temperatures and for most of my life considered fall and winter to be my favorite seasons. And I still love them.
But since becoming a gardener, most especially since becoming a perennial gardener, I have fallen deeply and madly in love with SPRING.
Is there anything more magical than watching a bud emerge and slowly open? To observe the process of bud blooming to flower and flower dying in order to give way to emerging fruit is the opportunity to observe, most beautifully, the cycle of life.
It’s during this time of year, as winter hands the baton over to spring, that so many exciting wonders unfold every day in the garden. I love to watch as new leaves emerge, having noticed a few days prior where they were beginning to make their way from the branch. It’s those tiny details that you have to be up close to see that I love the most. The daily almost imperceptible changes that the casual observer would miss.
As I child, one of my favorite books was the Secret Garden and while I don’t (yet) have a secret garden, I love taking the time to listen and learn the secrets that every garden is longing to share! What secrets has your garden shared with you?