Water what you already have
Another lesson from my garden:
I was going to go buy more milkweed plants for the monarch butterflies who are camping out in my yard. But I kept thinking of all of the milkweed plants I had put into the ground last year. I went searching for them, and found dozens with tiny leaves unfurling. They have been dormant for months, but are now ready to grow again.
It’s been dry lately. So I started watering these budding milkweeds. “Water what you already have.” This is going to be my motto for 2015.