The mountains of snow are slowly disappearing, helped along by recent rains and warmer temperatures.
It’s sad to see the damage done to so many of our shrubs by what has been called our “nightmare” and “unrelenting” winter. So many branches broken! In addition, several of our trellises are damaged. We’ll have lots of cleaning up to do when we can finally get to work in the gardens.
I recently took a fun Internet quiz to see “what kind of tree” I would be in another life. The answer came back to me as a palm tree. Perfect! Maybe I’m ready to return to the beautiful tropical island where I was born.
In the meantime, I’ll keep thinking about all the beautiful flowers, plants and scents I enjoyed at this year’s Flower & Garden Show.
And, if I can climb over the remaining snow to reach our forsythia bushes, I will cut some branches, bring them indoors and place them in a vase of water. The warm indoor temps will “force” them to flower and bring us a touch of spring.