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This is turning out to be one of the most beautiful springs, with blooming times that seem to rush in upon each other. The weather has given us the full effect of trees and plants that often get ruined in Ohio’s fickle fluctuations. The only worry I might have is that things are a bit dry for this time of year. We had so much rain , with saturated ground and inundations that flooded the steams earlier in the season, but now all is quite dry.
I noticed the hyacinths had sappy growth that flopped in the warm and clear conditions. I pulled my hose out to water some of the new divisions, should the clouds not materialize with their promise of rain. We have intermittent heavy gray clouds, but little precipitation here. Not that I am complaining, because the feeling that all this sunshine, warmth, and blue skies … heavy with scents and sweet breezes, eye candy landscapes of pastels against that perfect green of full blown spring- well! it just makes you want to sing…. Zippity-do-dah or something 🙂
I have some half finished articles I’m writing, but it is hard to stay inside and, anyway, working in my garden makes me feel virtuous and diligent. And happier! I am in danger of putting out my tomatoes too early. Shoot, I think I just might risk a few, why not? Live dangerously I say ( not really, I don’t say that, but with a few tomato plants to spare I feel I could live a bit riskier) That’s it! Throw caution to the wind, OR maybe put in the lettuce seeding I didn’t get to last week. Now that seems more rational. I might do both.
I have weeded and put some containers in place… haven’t decided what to fill them with, yet though. I pulled out some books and catalogs for inspiration. I liked lime green, purple foliage, and orange last year, so maybe I’ll repeat that in a couple pots this year.