She had mentioned earlier in the week that the Clematis 'Apple Blossom' was blooming. It is my favorite evergreen Clematis, an early bloomer. I had trained it down the side fence between our yards.
I miss certain plants, like the Helebore the neighbor gave me for my 40th birthday. There was also a pale pink rose that my aunt gave my mother when I was born. I moved it from house to house in a pot and finally planted it in the ground at this house.
I miss the perennials that I planted, and the way they greeted each spring.
And cold frames once the starts outgrew the heating pads and grow lights.
A kitchen herb garden, and beds in the backyard for 10 month vegetable planning.
Blueberry bushes, strawberry beds...