I LOVE this time of year. The neighborhood is so FRESH. Everything is so green. Our street blossomed with flowering pear trees these last few weeks and now they are lush and gorgeous. I look out at the backyard and try to decide what I will be planting in and amongst the perennials this year. Usually, I default to things that attract me at the local nursery. Coneflowers that get eaten by some assailant. Predictable petunias. Flowers that are gorgeous in color but not well thought out as to when they will bloom.
This year, I am going to go down a different path.