Here we are, it's Easter. What, or why, is Easter significant? Well, for many, this is an important time of year, both spiritually and from a gardening perspective.
Easter, according to the Oxford Dictionary:
"the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Christ.
Old English ēastre; of Germanic origin and related to German Ostern and east; perhaps from Ēastre, the name of a goddess associated with spring"
As you can see from its origin, Easter appears to have always had a strong connection or association with Spring, which (again) as a noun according to the Oxford English means:
"the season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear, in the northern hemisphere from March to May and in the southern hemisphere from September to November:
in spring the garden is a feast of blossom"
So there you have it. At this time of year, as we arrive at Easter, and all that it represents, we are expecting 'vegetation begins to appear' and 'a feast of blossom'.
Not that this is happening in my garden just yet, but there are early signs and whether it's leaf burst or flowering, we know that for many, the best is yet to come.