Today's blogging challenge was to choose "a favorite quotation" and write about it. I decided to tweak it by choosing two interesting quotations, all about the garden in winter and early spring. Today, I was outside, planting bulbs, which carry the promise of spring. So, here are the quotations, which are about gardens and the experience of winter and spring.
"The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size" -- Gertrude S. Wister
"Springtime flowers bloom like colorful arrows piercing their way to the sun" -- Terri Guillemets
|You will see that your bulb has a rounded side and a pointy side. After you've dug your hole, place the bulb in the ground with the pointy side up.|
|More bulbs, ready to plant.|
|Here is a smaller bulb, that I interspersed with the large ones, to get a variety of spring plants.|
All in all, it was a good day in the garden, albeit a little cold. It was a day to remember that the coming winter season will not last forever and that the promise of spring flowers, which bring such joy, is just a few months away.