The Vernal Equinox is only 20 days away and still snow and ice cover the gardens. A storm is looming promising more snow and single digit numbers are not uncommon.
As I look out the window into the gardens I wonder what is patiently waiting under the snow ready to germinate when the warmth of the sun’s rays kiss the bare earth.
Every year it’s a surprise. The majority of my garden flowers are the children of what came before. Self-seeders dominate, I wonder who will persevere this year?
As can be seen by the date stamp,this photo was taken in 2010. These Daisy mums are the children of a plant given to me by a coworker and subsequently transplanted from our first home. The year was 2005. In 2008 I did not have time to cut back the spent flowers and the following spring I found numerous seedlings. I left them grow in their original space and that following Autumn was blessed with a variety of colors. They now grace the expanded gardens.