Yesterday’s heady blast of blossoms, color, and horticultural imagination is timed to remind us that yes, in fact, there really is another kind of mix beyond wintery snow and sleet—one involving seeds and plants and easy outdoor living.
What’s holding up the locust trunks in Booth 28, and how deep would I have to dig in a couple of tree trunks to support my own glorious bamboo covering?
Could I duplicate the logs edging that display of roses? I really like that fountain…. Seedlings, garden ornaments, and orchids call out, and I’m hankering after a Tuli Fisher handmade garden tool. Or a pergola incorporating stained glass. A bocce spot. Maybe my own nursery.
In the end, though, it’s just a treat to shed the puffy down coat that’s been trailing me like a bloodhound for months, for a delicious preview of that awesome summer temp where body and air merge to become one. A reminder. Something green this way comes.