I've been working spring nursery rushes for over 30 years and for a long time I refused to plant spring flowering plants. It seemed like a waste when I was never there to enjoy it. However fleeting the spring flowers are there is just nothing fresher looking than the early color. As time went on, I added azaleas, daffodils, magnolias, redbuds, crabapple, deutzia, spiraea, itea, leucojems, veronica and verbena and more. It forces me to take a tour so I won't miss anything.
In fact, pretty soon they make take over the onion patch.
As always, spring has rejuvinated me and the optimism of a gardener has returned. I want to plant. In fact I need to plant. It makes me happy. I don't have any idea what summer will bring but in the meantime I am going to garden like there's no tomorrow. I'll spend the week gathering plants so when my day off arrives, I'll be ready. Oh I can't wait.