Each year, piece by piece, the knowledge grows. It's not knowledge I use everyday, it's not innate, but it's in there germinating. Magnolias come first, and then daffodils, then rhododendrons and tulips. There are gaps, when exactly do the forsythia come? What is the sequence? Spotted some apple blossom tonight at the playground. Waiting impatiently for the lilacs... I will read this next winter to remind me about what I already know come spring.