Aren't they nice? I've been on the lookout for them for 5 years, long before they were 'cool' to have (thank you 2010 Olympics), but couldn't find ones that were just right. I will leave the big one in the back, and probably move the small one to the front.
Then I visited my usual garden centre. Probably prompted by guilt form shopping at a box store. I came home with this Norfolk Pine:
I think spring may be on it's way. The sun felt warmer, and the angle has shifted such that some parts of the garden that have been in the dark all winter are finally seeing the light of day. Here is a little video clip from today with some sounds of spring.
And on a sad note, although I have made it a rule to never post pictures I haven't taken, I will make this one exception. You see, someone who I met online was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, and has ceased treatment. I did not know she was an avid gardener until recently, lilacs are her favorite. I will be planting a Wonderblue lilac this summer, and will now dedicate it to her. Since it is far too early for blooms in my garden, here is a picture for you to see. I had saved it some time ago for my records, so I can't even give a proper photocredit.