But working with the rhythms of the garden might sweeten time’s passage.
Dig in: Paperwhite bulbs, $1.19 each; bulb planter, $5.99; and Laura Ashley’s pigskin and cotton gloves, $16.99, all at Anderson’s. Tools in basket by Gardenwind, $24.99, at Garden Gazebo. At McDonald Garden Center: Tula’s Somerset hat with black bow, $49.50; serrated trowel by Pinebush, $12.99, and herb scissors by Secrets du Potager, $19.99; three-unit galvanized planter with tray, $29.99; wooden herb box with two pots, $24.99, and herb stake signs, $24.99; Gardman’s 1-gallon steel and copper watering can, $24.99.
Anderson’s Home and Garden Showplace, 11250 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. 757.599.3510. AndersonsHGS.com
Garden Gazebo, Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. 757.490.8922. GardenGazebo.com
McDonald Garden Center, Chesapeake, Hampton and Virginia Beach.
Photograph by TODD WRIGHT