Life in a COVID-19 Hot Spot – Week 7: Nature’s soft side shows in Spring
Nature has been throwing us a lot of nasties in the last months – pandemic, killer tornados, smothering snow, torrential rain, and historic drought levels, to name a few. And then, as if to make up for the tantrums, she sends us a Spring as lavish and luscious as any I can remember. From native-plant gardens, to cultivated rose gardens, to bursting containers, everything that has ever thought of blooming in my own garden and my neighborhood is out-doing itself this year.
Above: Poppies, sage, lupine, and blue-eyed grass from a native-plant garden in a nearby park.
Above: calendula, roses, raphiolepsis and orchids in my own garden.
Above: ranunculus border, tulips, wisteria, and rhododendron from a heritage garden nearby.
Above: cultivated roses at a neighboring university campus.
I hope these pix refresh you a bit, especially those of you who are still snowbound as well as lockdown-bound. Spring still arrives, in spite of everything!