A Few Words From Shanti | February 2018

Dear Design Wild Friends & Loved Ones,
Can you believe spring is almost upon us? In just a few weeks we will arrive at the spring equinox. Days will start to stretch out longer than nights and our hemisphere tilts back towards the heat of the sun. In March here in the Northeast, it feels like the world is awakening, shaking off its winter sleep and crouching, ready for spring. The trees, leading the way, are jumping into action, sap flowing up from their roots. Up, up, in some cases hundreds of feet into the air. Put your ear to their trunk, can you hear it? They are awake and preparing for spring growth and a full canopy of new leaves.

In the horticulture world, we also ready ourselves for wild growth, busy planting and the bursting of life. After our quiet and introspective winter full of planning and strategy, spring is the season of all-out growth and action. Like the trees, we are ready and waiting for sunshine so we can launch into action…any day now. If you haven’t already, now is the BEST time to plan your garden or design a new one. Prepare your plan of action so that everything is ready to go in the coming months. The crocus and snowdrops are already blooming, the tulips and daffodils are on their way along with the cherry blooms, magnolias, dogwoods and so many more! Get ready, set… here we go.

See you in the garden,