Northern gardens undergo full-scale resurrections, consistent with the spiritual theme of the season. From seeming death, sometimes real death, comes life, and the promise is kept once again.
It’s not the same with our Florida gardens, of course. When they come out of winter, they show more signs of neglect than rebirth. We transplants still have our northern habits, and most of us lay off the yard work for the winter. A frost or two will give us something to prune, and that can wait.
Still, there are always things to look at and enjoy as we begin to get back at it. We remember why we bother with gardens in the first place, how good the smell of soil can be in our noses, and how silently tenacious plant life can be.
We also remember to call the palm tree trimming guy, if we know what’s good for us….
Photos: Adam Barr
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