We thought you'd never get here. We never realized before what you mean to us. How you may just be the prettiest month of the year, despite what anybody says.
So to bring glory to your name we offer a humble sampling of the floral splendor you'll be bringing to the gardens of so many color-starved plant-worshipers, at least the ones here in Zone 7 (and some careful zone-pushers in Zone 6).
Daffodils photo credit.
Grape hyacinth photo credit.
Hellebore photo credit.
Crocuses at Kew Gardens in London. Photo credit.
Tulips in my garden.
Of course it's not just color we miss, or we'd all be happy with cut flowers from Ecuador. We miss the warmth of the sun, dammit. Finally last weekend it actually warmed up enough for me – and several of my neighbors, I noticed – to sit in the sun and just soak it in.
Speaking of the sun, my orthopedist told me that vitamin D deficiency is rampant, and I wonder if that's true of us gardeners. If we slather up and cover up, are we missing out on something we need? Anyway, this month I plan to do some serious sun-sitting – on doctor's orders.