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Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy First Day of Spring!

With apologies to the East Coast, which has been getting hammered by snow this winter, and still is, our weather here in the PNW has been spring-like for a while. The first day of spring is celebration-worthy even so.

I thought I'd show off the single Lewisia that has survived in my garden. When I first installed the gravel garden, I planted a handful of them there in the ground, thinking it would be the perfect environment for these native, drought-tolerant plants. But all of the ones in the ground declined and eventually died, I don't know why. Perhaps the soil there isn't quite as well drained as I thought.

The only one that still lives is this one, planted in an old colander.

Happy First Day of Spring!