There’s Hope for Spring

Saturday, March 12, 2011
Waxing Moon in Gemini
Saturn Retrograde
Celtic Tree Month of Ash
Sunny and chilly

I’d just about given up on spring, and, if it starts snowing tomorrow again, I’ll lose it.

However, I took a break the other day from my work, and went outside to clear away some of the branches that have strewn themselves around the yard during the many wind storms over the past week.

As I hauled some of these sticks around the side of the house, to their temporary home until I can find their permanent one, I saw something delightful.

As you can barely see in the photograph, some crocuses are struggling to come up. I’m delighted. I’ve heard so many negative things about the previous tenants that I didn’t think anything like a crocus would have survived.

It’s getting me excited to get to work on the beds (as soon as it’s dry enough) in preparation for planting.

I’m going through the seed packets to figure out when I need to start the seeds inside, working backwards from the Memorial Day “Now you can plant outside on the Cape” advice.

But the beds need to be cleared and composted first.

Those tiny little shoots are giving me my motivation.

Devon

3 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Ada
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 21:43:20

    Crocuses! How exciting! Those little purple buds get you thinking that daffodils and rhubarb are just around the corner. Good luck with your seed starting. Here in northern MN, we start tomatoes and flowers the first weekend of April to be planted outside the first weekend of June.

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  3. Donna
    Mar 13, 2011 @ 21:31:20

    you are doing a marvelous job as a beginning gardener just by doing it…reading gardening blogs through Blotanical or Facebook Networked blogs will go a long way to help as well…lots of everyday gardeners here to help you…can’t wait to follow more…

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