Flowering plums, tulips, and geraniums are coming into their own around these parts. These days I open the kitchen window over the sink to hear the chirping of the birds in the morning.
Today I spied these teensy weensy sprouts by the tulips. If they are the poppy seeds I sprinkled in March, and are starting to come up, it will more than make up for the bulbs I put in the pots on the deck that died this winter. And the hibiscus that is not coming back this year.
Gardening is all about give and take. We don't get to choose what falls into each category, but somehow in the end it seems to work out.