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Garden Reports and Rejoicing – April 4

We all love flowers and color, and in some ways the blossoms and hues that appear in the spring are the most appreciated. Every garden should contain some bulbs, shrubs and perennials that are colorful as winter ends and the growing season begins.Consider, however, that your spring garden offers more than early-season flowers. Throughout the world, spring is associated with rebirth. It is the season that marks growth and renewal. When we put spring-flowering plants in our landscapes, we’re participating in this global celebration of regeneration and progress.

There are, I propose, very deep reasons why spring flowers lift our spirits. Yes, we love the colors. Agreed, we’re happy that winter is over. But beyond all of that, our hearts and souls rejoice because we are reminded that growth, in all aspects of our lives, is not only possible but inevitable.

Join in the celebration: plant for spring color.

It's Garden Bloggers You Can Grow That! Day and I'm hear to say you can cultivate renewal.

3 comments to Renewal? You Can Grow That!

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  • So true! Even in areas with very mild winters, such as were I live in California, the signs of spring are more than just a few extra pretty colors to look at. It’s not as visually dramatic as it is in parts of the country with more pronounced seasons, but the spring growth and feelings of rebirth and renewal are clearly apparent. This is why I love plants and nature so much. They keep me grounded and help me focus on what really matters in life.

    Thanks for your post and for organizing the “You Can Grow That” campaign. It’s been a great way to meet others and see what they’re doing, especially for a seedling garden blogger like me.

  • You said, “Every garden should contain some bulbs … that are colorful as winter and the growing season begins.” I have just planted gladioli. They should bloom early in spring in zone 8b.

    I liked this post.