DP challenge: For many of us, winter is blooming into spring, or fall hardening into winter. Which season do you most look forward to?
Coming from Southern California where we bloom year ’round, I loved rainy days and nights. Fireplaces that burned real wood. The smell of smoke in the evening air. I got my heart’s desire when I moved to Washington State where it is said most people will not last five years because of the depression caused by rainy days. Pshaw! I’m coming up on my 17th year and we had one astounding season where it rained for over 100 days in a row. People were on suicide watch. Silly bears. …on the other hand, last year, I wanted desperately to decorate my little patio, which rarely gets much sun because of these 3-4 story tall Evergreen trees standing guard. On approaching the nursery, my heart caught sight of a bougainvillea and brought me instantly to endless days of sun, red-titled roofs, every color of bougainvillea and birds of paradise and palm trees. Don’t miss it at all – see?