Dreaming of Spring

Dormant_DBG_LAH_6943The holidays are over, winter has settled in. The reawakening of spring is so far away, it might as well be never. In spite of our best attempts at landscaping for “winter interest,” let’s face reality. A garden full of dead grass, dried stems, and bare limbs is drab, boring, and gloomy.

Sure, winter isn’t all bad. It’s nice to have time to relax while the weeds sleep. The mower is idle, pots are empty, and not a whole lot needs doing. Still, if you’re as enthusiastic about gardening as I am, January can be a bit depressing.

Instead of yet another post cheerily expounding on interesting seed heads, persistent berries, and the delicate beauty of muted colors, I thought that for today I’ll just post some photos from springtimes past. Enjoy.

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Rhododendron, Snoqualamie Falls, WA

Daffodils, Denver, CO

Daffodils, Denver, CO

Lakewold Gardens, Tacoma, WA. Photo: Pete Holzmann

Lakewold Gardens, Tacoma, WA. Photo: Pete Holzmann

Tulips, Pt. Defiance, Tacoma, WA

Tulips, Pt. Defiance, Tacoma, WA

Crocuses, Colorado Springs, CO

Crocuses, Colorado Springs, CO

Crabapples, Denver Botanic Garden, CO

Crabapples, Denver Botanic Garden, CO

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