Garden Music Is about to Start
It’s almost time for the new gardening season to begin. I am excited.
Last spring, I was away from my garden. I did not see a single plant emerge from the soil — and I missed it terribly. Fellow gardeners will know how exciting it is to see the first snowdrops; to cut back the messy, winter-worn hellebore leaves and see the lovely flowers hidden beneath; or to see spring flowering bulbs pushing their way out of the earth. I always think it’s rather like an orchestra tuning up. A bit of horn here, a bit of violin over there, then various instruments becoming gradually louder and more coordinated, and then, in May — the symphony begins in earnest!