If you are like me, you begin to feel winter weary as we near the end of January. We are growing tired of cold, dreary days and the thought of suffering through another month (or more) of winter depresses us.
We keep our green thumbs busy with some indoor gardening. Seed catalogs, amaryllis and other forced bulbs, and houseplants take the place of deadheading annuals, harvesting vegetables, planting perennials, and mulching borders.
When Old Man Winter is winning our game of winter blues tug-of-war, I look through photos of spring gardens past. My journey to this virtual spring, and remembering these old friends will be back again, gives me the energy to pull that tug-of-war rope a little harder.
Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy them whenever you need a dose of spring cheer.
Bulbs are the harbingers of spring.
Early-blooming perennials begin the show of color in perennials borders.
Trees and shrubs join the spring performance.
Feeling better? I am. Spring will be here before we know it. Get ready to garden with me!