Too Soon


It’s early March, and the cherry tree down the street is in full bloom. After a gray, damp winter, it’s a welcome sight, but my gardener’s alarm is going off. It’s just too early for cherry blossoms! If this strange heat wave is anything like last year’s, I’ll be out next week covering the tree peony and the hydrangeas to save them from a killer frost. Nature has its own course to follow, and it’s been a pretty erratic one for several years now. Nothing to do but hang on for the ride. And enjoy the frothy pink blossoms whenever they show up.