We spent a lovely afternoon at the Dallas Arboretum,
meandering about the gardens, most not wholly recovered from January’s chills
and no where near ready for Spring.
But being able to walk about in warm sunshine and see some color, well
it was time well spent. And my money was well spent too when we stopped by the
I bought several seed packets!
Two packs of Perennial Blooms for the full sun,
promising blooms from spring to frost.
Two packs of Southern Hills and plains, promising
blooms from spring to fall. (Can there be a frost before fall?)
One packet of Hummingbird Haven, again to be
planted in full sun – and months of goodies for the little birdies. And
Two packets for Made in the Shade – obviously
suited for the corners of our garden that are tucked under foliage and trees.
What’s more, the recommended planting is two weeks before
the last frost, which can come in late March.
The weather for several days has been superb -- the darker the news, the brighter
and warmer it has been.
How fair is a garden amid the trials and
passions of existence. ~Benjamin Disraeli
Today was as a long cool drink -- I am thankful to have lived through it, enjoying the gifts
of so many people whose generosity and hard work made our outing a seamless
pleasure. And who knew a few
lavish little seed packets could stir up such happy anticipation?