Perfect gardens

 Dear internet,

Not much to report today. People’s yards look amazing. There are no more overgrown yards, no weeds, lots of mulch and nice plants. Maybe this happens every spring, but with no where to go but home and to the store, people are beautifying their houses. I half-expect to see Christmas decorations going up. Don’t know whether that would be cozy or weird to see twirling Santa Clauses and tinsel in April, but I understand the impulse towards doing whatever it takes to feel gezellig when we are actually all quite alone.

I get lots of home-improvement magazines in the mail and it’s a little surreal to read the March and April issues when things were so different. On the other hand, it’s very soothing to read about paint choices and floral arrangements. A portal to another time where coronavirus wasn’t on everyone’s mind.

I wonder what the magazines will look like in six months. I hope they just keep going with their regular publishing schedule because we all need an escape.



US Botanic Garden
Not a gardener, but a garden-enthusiast

By the way the photo above, and in the previous post, Places in DC 1, is the United States Botanic Garden in DC.