We all know that the only predictable thing about spring is that is unpredictable. Temperatures fluctuate from year to year, often throwing off flowering schedules. Last year, my summer flowers started blooming in spring and were spent by their regular blooming time. I loved the early warmth, but missed my summer garden.
Spring has been a little cool for my taste this year, but it has been ideal for my flowers. They are healthy and vibrant and blooming on schedule. All the variables aligned perfectly, and I’ve been rewarded with a perfect spring garden.
(iris, hollyhock, mock orange, miniature rose, balloon flowers)
We’re only a few weeks away from the first day of summer. Between now and then, these flowers will be replaced by those of the heartier sun-loving perennials of summer currently thriving in this temperate spring weather. It will do this all on its own. All I have to do is sit back and enjoy.
All the weeding and digging and weeding and building and weeding and mulching – it all pays off during the perfect spring. This is why I do what I do.