Grateful for Gardeners

Julie’s Tree Frog

Looking out my window this morning I watched a squirrel go about his business, completely unaware that much of our world has been turned upside down.  These days the natural world is suffering its own slings and arrows, but this sudden full-stop for people across the globe is shocking, saddening, and alarming.  In response to this, many gardeners and lovers of the natural world are looking outside and taking a measure of comfort from the emerging spring.  I certainly am.

I am grateful to know many wonderful gardening friends.  I am grateful for their delight and joy at the smallest bloom showing its face.  I am grateful for their constancy, patience, and curiosity.  I am grateful for their willingness to share.  I’ve had several friends emailing pictures of their gardens and plants so I thought I’d share some of those pictures here.  If you have a picture or two of a plant or garden (or frog) that you’re enjoying right now, email it to me at  I will post these pictures every few days for us all to enjoy.  I hope they make you smile.  (Click on the smaller pictures for a closer look.)

Wendy’s Weeping Cherry

Phil & Katie’s Fungus from their Stumpery

Julie’s Loropetalum

Amanda’s Muscari ‘Blue Magic’ and Narcissus bulbocodium ‘White Petticoat’

Amanda’s Tulipa cluisiana var. Stellata

Jan’s Labyrinth

Mignon’s Acer j. ‘O-isami’

8 Replies to “Grateful for Gardeners”

  1. Thanks for sharing everyone’s pictures! How cool to be able to “visit” each other’s gardens.

  2. Nancy,
    Thank you so much.
    We live in a little town on the Mississippi called Galena; snow
    yesterday but it melted.
    The pictures are a bright stop in the day of the Midwest.
    Amy Hardwicke

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