dreaming of: lathyrus vernus, the spring vetchling
IFEEL ENTITLED TO ANOTHER ROUND OF MAKE-BELIEVE, since the tenacious winter dared to deliver yet another ice storm this week, just when I had spied an entire square foot of soil and thought we’d turned a corner. This time, the stuff that dreams are made of: I’m imagining the vivid blooms of Lathyrus vernus, the spring vetchling, bouncing on their wiry stems in a sunny spring garden. Want to pretend along with me that brighter days are already upon us? This plant profile of one of my favorite little perennials promises to help.