After an extended absence from garden blogging, I'm reviving My Roots Run Deep ahead of the 2021 garden season.
|Keep an eye on your bloodroot. |
The flowers of this early spring bloomer are
fleeting and may last for only a day.
Last March, when we first felt the seismic effects of the pandemic here in Toronto, instinctively, I reached for the dirt. I understood immediately that my garden would provide the relief I needed from events unfolding around the globe. For the first time in years, with nothing but time on my hands, I immersed myself totally and completely in rediscovering my garden: the lush greens of wild gingers and ostrich ferns; the ephemeral beauty of serviceberry blossoms and bloodroot; the unabashed flamboyance of redbud and magnolia; the intoxicating scent of lilacs and peonies; and the rugged obstinacy of epimedium and haskap.
|Lilac Ludwig Spaeth adds an exhilarating fragrance to the garden.|
What a revelation it was. I had been away from the garden for far too long.
And so I have returned.
In the days and months ahead, I hope you'll join me here for garden advice and reflections. Only 37 days until spring.
|Alliums all in row|
You can find all my latest blog posts at My Roots Run Deep II