Our little rosebud was born last Friday (March 7th) at 9:56 p.m. Willa May weighed 8 lbs. and 2.5 ounces; and was 21" long. Spring will be especially magical for the rest of our lives . . . we have already spent some time walking around Sugar Hollow - peeking at sprouting bulbs, listening to the spring peepers, taking in the warmer days and the sun. In between naps and hearty meals.
I keep thinking about a tree that I can plant this spring - in honor of our little girl. In one of my horticulture classes, our teacher told the story of a star magnolia that clients of his planted for their new daughter. It would bloom around the time of her birthday, every year. They then had a 21st birthday celebration for her under the magnolia. *Sigh*. So clever.
I'll have to dig out my copy of Michael Dirr's Manual of Woody Landscape Plants and start scheming and dreaming.