Early Spring Sights

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March 2017 has been gray and filled with daily showers. The soil is so saturated, it’s been difficult to begin spring garden cleanup in earnest. Today, however, is gorgeous and sunny! Son and I spent a few hours working in various areas to tidy them up. He transplanted many pacific ninebark he bought at a native plant sale. I transplanted black peony poppies I started from seed. Son also began work on removing an area of ivy surrounding one of the garden’s birdbaths. It’s been a productive day.

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It seems that very suddenly, plants are springing to life. The crocus continue their faithful color display, but it’s the delphiniums, peonies, pulmonaria, sweet peas, potted tulips, and native red flowering currant that have me feeling particularly springy.

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Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Psalm 30:5