Despite the long, harsh winter and rather gloomy start to spring, our garden seems to be thriving. It’s remarkable how resilient nature is! It never ceases to amaze me how plants, birds and animals manage to survive the winter months and emerge looking just as beautiful and chirpy as ever.
Despite a move last year to downsize the flower beds in order to reduce the amount of weeding, edging, etc needed to keep the place tidy, there’s still plenty to do out there. It’s startling to see how quickly things can get out of control. If left to their own devices the weeds would soon take over and in some places already have.
Every year I’m determined to be more dedicated to working in the garden but there are so many other things that seem to keep calling me away; photography, for one. And visiting other gardens; The Chicago Botanic Garden, Cantigny and The Morton Arboretum to name just a few. But for now, I promise myself to get out there and work, work, work! With flowers like these to enjoy it’s well worth the effort.