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!