Spring comes and we can finally crawl out of the studio and head into the gardens and yards around us. Here in Vermont, it takes a long while for the snow to melt but it always does, revealing green lawns and gardens sprinkled with first colors. For Northern Vermonters, we rarely see a crocus here in our weather zone, but tulips and daffodils do fine.
And its nice to welcome the season by bringing out our warm weather garden boots. No fleece lining, no thick, warm interiors, no trax on the bottom. For spring, it’s about protection from muddy earth and when you can find it, wearing pretty floral boots.
There is nothing I love more than a long day in the garden, prepping plants not yet bloomed, trimming plants gone astray and creating places for plants yet seeded. Long walks through the results of work done previously is a handsome reward. The garden is always an ongoing part of a gardener’s life. Every new bed brings inspiration for another. Every new bloom brings ideas for new combinations.
And what can I say about Green houses? I think this is gardener’s Disneyland. It’s a chance to absorb yourself into its color and reap the inspiration that encircles you. How does anyone leave with a single plant, I will never know. My budget is my only boundary, that and the size of my car.
The fascinating feature of a garden is its personalities, it’s ever changing its presentation. Like episodes of a show, every week is different. Blooms pass away to show again next year. Others bloom all year to pass away forever, leaving seed behind to take their place. It is an ongoing orchestra of color from ever changing participants. Every garden has its own moods, based on both the characters of the plants that live there and the gardener that tends them.
We wish you a wonderful year of gardening.