Gardening this time of year is kind of like paying taxes. And not just because today, April 15, is filing day. The benefits of tax planning generally seem invisible, in the same way that the recent activities around here of pruning trees (late March) or fertilizing trees (early April) or planting dormant shrubs (mid-April) or removing winter mulches (today) are not very apparent. You might be in better financial health for all this labor, but wouldn’t it be sweeter to have a pair of Christian Louboutin peep-toe pumps to show for your fiscal savvy?
Yes, on tax day, it’s all too easy to get distracted by the bonanza of an economic stimulus package (insert cynical political comment here)--or by a burst of spring flowers.