Um....this is my solution when faced with the reality of 4 feet of snow in the flower beds.
I was happy to hit a buy one stem - get two stems free on spring flowers. I waited eagerly for Bennie's visit. I knew he'd enjoy planting with me - and he did. Kimber left them alone after her first look at them....
I will let you in on the story behind this story. We moved into a Japanese neighborhood in 2009. We set about making connections with the farmer whose land bordered our yard...The kids helped his wife when she got stuck...and for the following four springs...every FEBRUARY, the farmer brought me massive bouquets of daffodils. Our first sign of spring. It seems every February I start to look for daffodils...and I miss being in Japan, our Japanese neighbor, and my heart begins to long for a country to which we are not called to return. I can't tell you how much good it does my soul and heart to see these cheery daffodils in the yard.
I still dream of spring time in Japan...and I will do my best to make it happen next spring.