Spring insinuates itself little by little into the winter and into our awareness, almost like a dye put drop by drop into a glass of water, hardly coloring it at all first, but eventually, by steady additions, changing its appearance and even its very nature.
Joe Eck & Wayne Winterrowd in Living Seasonally: The Kitchen Garden and the Table at North Hill
Mr Chiots and moved into this house 10 years ago, in February of 2002. That first spring I purchased four primroses at the grocery store checkout that were marked 50% off. They were the first things planted by me in the gardens of Chiot’s Run. I wasn’t a gardner then and can’t remember why I chose to plant them where I did. The next spring two of them came back and bloomed, then the third year I was down to one.
Amazingly, this little primrose is still thriving in the garden. I can always count on it to be one of the first signs of spring in the garden and one of the last flowers to bloom in the fall. If we pack up and move, this little primrose will definitely come with along to our new home. I don’t know if it will survive, but I’m sure going to try.
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