The self-imposed hiatus has not been for lack of desire. Oddly it’s due to the lack of garden. For the past 12 months, or so, our attention has been directed to renovations: a self-contained studio for our eldest son – eventually guests, kitchen makeover, home theater for the teenagers and more to come.

The first signs of spring send flurries of excitement through any gardener.

The first signs of spring send flurries of excitement through any gardener. (C) garussell11

But our outdoor areas and gardens – sacrificed for progress sake – are about to take on some renovations of their own. I’m planning to start sharing some of these areas with you over the coming months and hope you’ll join me as we landscape and create.

As Spring has arrived and the rays of sunshine filter through the weakening clouds reasons not to be in garden are equally thinning. It’s a promising time of year and who can refuse the scents of nature?