One day it’s hot~ like 80 degrees, and the next it’s in the 30′s.
There’s been a lot of wind and rain as well.
The last couple of days have been rainy but not really cold so the whole garden seems to be coming alive.
I think that is what makes it so hard to go back to frosts and freezes.
A couple more weeks and we should have clear sailing( I hope).
~Your first job is to prepare the soil. The best tool for this is your neighbor’s garden tiller. If your neighbor does not own a garden tiller, suggest that he buy one.~Dave Barry
Visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens for Garden Blogger’s Blooms Day.
Visit Scenic Sunday
My husband picked an orange off the tree for me yesterday, and I thought what a nice thing to talk about for Blooms day.
Too bad he picked it in Los Angeles instead of our own New York back yard. He was there on business and brought it home for me as a treat. If I can’t have sunshine I could at least taste a bit of it, he joked. Anyway, that said, back to reality.
And plenty of it.
Although, a few days ago, before it snowed, I was delighted to find one brave soul hiding in the mulch that probably wishes for spring even more than I do.
Maybe spring would arrive early after all.~ Hey a girl can dream can’t she?
How I long for those crocuses and snowdrops to pop out of the snow and declare that our wait is close to over. But that is not to be today. So in order to show a bloom or two I had to head indoors and to my surprise, there they were, just as I had hoped (except for the- outside on a spring like day- part) My forced Crocuses starting to sprout!
So there are signs of life here at my house. Signs of life that are definite and predictable, even if they are mostly inside.
Also there are flowers with gorgeous colors to brighten up any dull winter day sitting right on my table and my windowsill. They are my Valentines Day presents.
So I will stop whining and embrace the beauty that sits right in front of me and share it with all of you.
And keep hoping for spring.
Our first grandchild will arrive this summer. My son and his wife just got the ulstrasound and found out it’s a girl! What could be better than that?
~I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become, I will always plant a large garden in the spring. Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth? ~Edward Giobbi