The Joy of Landscaping

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The Early Harbingers of Spring

The joy of starting a new gardening season (& a gardening blog!)

It’s fitting that my first blog post coincides with Spring just around the corner. I hope you find this blog informative as I muse about the joys of plants and the design of our landscapes.

Everyone’s familiar with crocuses, hyacinths, and daffodils to let us know Spring is coming. Pansies appear across the landscape, planted by those anxious to get started on a new year of gardening. Cherry trees put out their beautiful blooms early in the Midatlantic states. Native Dogwood and Azaleas pop in the South. Redbud trees bloom in northern climates. And of course, Forsythia’s yellow blooms can’t be missed after the grayness of the winter landscape.

Beyond these well known plants, here’s some other early bloomers that signify warmer days are ahead.

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