I’m waiting for my tulips to come up. I know, I know…it’s only March 1 but I have a feeling that those little crocus shoots are going to start making their way above ground soon and then the daffodils and tulips won’t be far behind. We’re a little obsessed about our tulips. We want them to make a statement. As I have mentioned before, I don’t have a lot of knowledge when it comes to gardening so we use our rock retaining wall and flower bed in the front of our yard to practice. The rest of the yard has bushes and trees that don’t take a lot of maintenance to look good – it’s hard to mess them up and we planned that on purpose. That was our goal. Keep the tricky stuff to a confined space as we stumble our way through becoming gardeners.
This confined space that I speak of is the area right outside my office window so all I have to do is turn to the right and reap the benefits of color and growth, change and discovery all spring, summer and fall. We doubled our bulbs last fall and added more pansies so I can’t wait to see what happens when things start coming to life. I don’t mind winter. In fact, I like the seasons we get here in Utah. I don’t mind the snow or the cold but with every changing season comes a sense of anticipation. An eagerness of things to come and getting the “new season itch.”
What are you looking forward to as we get closer and closer to springtime here in the northern equator? What’s your favorite part of spring? If you are like me, you have already started putting up the decorations for spring in anticipation. I’ll tell you what I do to make holiday decorating easy at my house later this week but for now, here is a little springtime download to give you some color and life and hope to your winter.
Happy Spring….sometime in the near future…very near, I hope.