Welcome to the Enclosed Garden of Susan Ernst. Literal as well as figurative, this blog explores the physical gardens which I cultivate, the spiritual garden within, and the intellectual garden of horticultural knowledge gathered through decades of study, observation and practice. Come and sit with me for a while. Let us together marvel at the delicate, intricate beauty of a flower.
On February 8 and 9th, my area of the country experienced a blizzard that left snow in amounts that broke records. We received over 30" of snow! Since that blizzard, daytime temperatures have remained above freezing. Little by little the huge piles of snow began to melt. It isn't totally gone yet, but enough of it is that I can see some perennials showing signs of life. How delightful!