Whenever I feel bad (well actually good or bad!) the garden is my 'go to' place. It almost always brings me to a better place, a better frame of mind. Yesterday, I had just a short hour ,but my oh my, what I discovered!
Rhubarb already 6 inch green leaves, abundant chickweed, masses of spring bulbs, especially the tiny ones I never remember the name of, though I think are actually Ornithogolum umbellatum ( those yummy little white star flowers commonly called Star of Bethlehem). Careful if you plant them, they spread everywhere but are so early and sweet you can't resist letting them grow wherever.
And in the greenhouse, all those sad brown stems of various wintered over plants are ready to be cut back to the beginnings of new life! I always get excited about seeing them because I never really remember what is in those pots until they begin to appear, having lost the tags quite some time ago!
Winter has taken its toll on so many shrubs this year. Plenty of pruning to get done. And we still have days of frost possible up through Mothers Day so keep that in mind. But keep an eye out because this is the beginning of joyful spring ephemerals and goodbye to winter ruminations!