As much as I love spring with the new life it brings, it is easy to become frustrated with all the attention the yard needs. When you add that to other commitments, plus the unexpected ones that come up, some of the joy of it all is lost.
So, I’m trying to relax and not let the weeds or the busy schedule spoil this season.
Dianthus, also called pinks, is a more hardy soul. The roots systems of some perennials can’t survive a cold winter in a pot. But these guys greet us in early spring. I like the look of them in pots. The thickness of the plant also keeps weeds out.
Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis) pokes its head up briefly in the early spring. This plant has been here for years and never seems to get much bigger. But the root is solid. I tried to dig it up one time – not happening.
Gulf Coast Penstemon (Penstemon tenuis) form tight clusters with lots of flowers. Although it is considered a good plant for a marshy area, it has done very well in our drier area. But, of course, we’ve had more rain than usual in the last year and a half.
This week the garden club had the dedication of the Blue Star Memorial to honor veterans. The flower bed behind the plaque was built and planted by the club. True to Texas weather, the wind whipped everything and everyone. But it was a special event.
Hope you’re able to look past all the demands of your time and enjoy the moment.
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”