February brings anticipation of spring as we see the bulbs begin to pop out from under the snow and ice and the promise of their soon arrival and spring lovelies. Planning garden designs brings anticipation of gardening again (not excluding spring cleanup) but the joy of seeing the growth of garden plants. Each year it is different, each year, more flowers, more color and the biennials always bring a lovely surprise. The snow in the gardens thus far this year have not been as heavy as usual but it’s still February so hoping after our damage from the two storms last year, we will be spared more. I hope your plans for spring gardening are underway. Time is getting close now and I am excited — I can almost smell those antique roses now!