The Remains of the Season

Perennial Pastimes

Last weekend, a stroll around the National Arboretum revealed that, yes, spring has arrived and may soon work its way a few miles north and visit my garden, too:

Dwarf Dutch Iris

Crocus

While I am waiting for Spring 2014 to put in an appearance in my garden and usher in the new , I wanted to give a shout out to the some of the remains of 2013, all beautiful in their own way:

  Dried Pomegranates, US Botanic Garden

Rose of Sharon seed pod, my garden

Azalea seed pod, my garden

Dried Fruit of the Sweetgum tree, US National Arboretum

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