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The official start of Spring is tomorrow.  This is not to say that Winter will automatically retreat, but its grip on the reigns is slowly loosening.  There will be a fair amount of back and forth for the next few weeks as witnessed in the weather.  Just take a look out the window, and you’ll see a landscape divided.  North facing landscapes are still riddled with snow and ice, while south-facing landscapes are bereft of all winter remnants.  It’s truly an incredible sight.  Suffice to say, we are in the midst of two seasons, fickle, awkward, and confused.  Much like puberty or when you’ve decided to let your hair grow out,  you reach a puzzling, frustrating stage where moving forward or clinging to the past seem far more ideal than being stuck in limbo, but as with life, time marches on and seasons change.  This we know.

As Spring arrives, and we are better able to catch our first real glimpse of the landscape, I feel excited and inspired.  Inspired to enjoy and savor the landscape with plans and plants I’ve merely spoken of but have yet to put into action or into the ground.  Let’s face it, this winter has caused us to retreat indoors, not because it was simply cold or snowy, but the weather had been downright inhospitable.  So bad, that many, including our own Village, have yet to take down the majority of Christmas decorations.  We simply never really had a respite, so I am inspired to get outdoors and enjoy the verdant beauty of the season.  Change!  We are in desperate need of change.  How about revamping the front of your house with a landscape overhaul?  Planting a fragrant garden?  Installing a winding pathway?  Adding landscape lights to highlight your property and keep it secure?  Let’s finally put our dreams into action this year, and take the bull by the horns.  We deserve it!  Spring, here we come!

“March is a month of considerable frustration – it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country, the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity  in our yards seems light years away.”

-Thalassa Cruso 

Best wishes,

Kim Sweeney