This is it. We’re done. With a half day Wednesday we’ve spent close to two full days constructing the garden. I think that it’s turned out mostly as I envisioned it.
There were a few bumps in the road. Several plants ordered to be delivered from Oregon were cancelled a week ago when temperatures turned dangerously cold. On Monday morning we discovered that daffodils being forced for the show were not going to make it. Fortunately, after a bit of scrambling we found an alternate source, and they’ve turned out to be perfect. So, all is well, and with hardly any panic.
After a winter that has dragged on far too long, it’s wonderful to see daffodils in bloom. I’ve been waiting for hellbores to come into flower in my garden, but while mine are buried under snow, these are flowering, with a few even slightly past their peak. On Thursday I’ll visit to be certain that everything’s set to go, but there’s nothing else to be done until the show opens on Friday morning. Then, the fun begins, and it appears that the weather will cooperate. Cold, but no snow, a perfect weekend to be at the garden show.
I’m hopeful that when I come out of the building on Monday morning the snow will be gone, and it will be sunny and warm. Probably not, but a weekend smelling the hyacinths will bring spring a bit closer.