and Sweet Drift:
tied for first bloom of the year.
It took me a long time to appreciate blooms that only last for a few days or weeks. I wanted every plant to bloom as long as my roses! But I have slowly begun to appreciate the short season of blooms from other plants. A garden where every plant is in bloom every season is just not feasible!
I now love seeing the different blooms as the seasons change, and how that changes my garden. For instance, this phlox that's blooming along with the muscari is, in my opinion, perfect.
The muscari would be nice on its own, and the phlox would be nice on its own, too. But together, they make this area a masterpiece of beauty for a small amount of time.
Seeing this area has given me a new goal: To make each area of my garden perfectly beautiful - no matter how short that time may last.
I'm joining Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday.