“No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.”
- Samuel Johnson
Spring is here after many of us are eagerly awaiting the first tulip bud to poke through the frozen ground. It is a sure sign that the ice has melted away and we can begin to enjoy the season’s warm sunny days. The problem is, if we were hibernating all winter, then no bulbs were planted for flowers to bloom. As the seasons change, what did you do to make sure you would have a full garden?
When planning for your garden, much like when planning for your future, there are many options to consider. Generally, you can choose from two types of plants: annuals and perennials. Annuals only live one season. They bloom and spread their seeds, then die. Perennials continue growing year after year. Whether they stay green or their leaves go dormant, under the ground their roots are alive and thriving.
As advisors, we can help our clients decide if they are annuals or perennials, then choose the right financial seeds to plant. We need to make sure they are considering what they want the garden of their lives to look like and planning for the seasons of change.