Green springs eternal
During the long, or sometimes short, haul of winter, our eyes reluctantly adjust to the drab and monotonous landscapes, to the panoramas with nary a color but brown, gray, tan or beige. Then, when that first daffodil of spring rears its lime green foliage out of indistinct earth, we feel our shoulders perk up and our eyes grow wide, and we are more than ready to take in the range of colors and life that come along with spring. But we shouldn’t forget that verdant green can be within our reach all year long—that is, if we plant evergreens, lots and lots of evergreens. Evergreens offer color and interest to the languorous winter eye. You can plant them in plenty this spring, rather than simply buying flowers and plants that shed their blossoms, leaves and splendor as soon as Jack Frost arrives. Learn more about evergreens by attending a free lecture on this eternally lush conifer, 6:30 p.m. March 11 at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road. More lectures in the Gardening in Nevada series will be held every Tuesday in March at the park. Call 784-4848.