“I Want Spring”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
In many ways, this is the hardest time of the year for me. Signs of spring are starting to show up all over. A walk around the garden late this afternoon showed many plants starting to pop up after a short winter’s rest. Several daylilies are already six inches high. The true lilies that I have planted in the last few years are also up. With all these signs of spring, I need to be outside working in the garden. I need to get my hands dirty. I need to plant something, anything.
So, why haven’t I been able to get outside? First, work is taking up more of my time, then, there is the weather. While we have had warm, pleasant temperatures, there has also been several days of very light rain. Even though the rain has not been heavy, it does make everything so damp, and the soil unworkable. All this adds up to frustration for me.
However, all that being said, I am grateful for the weather we have. At least I can get out and walk around and check out what’s growing and/or showing up lately. I know so much of the country is still immersed in deep winter and can’t do anything but dream of warmer temperatures and newly emerging plants.
Here’s hoping this weekend will be good gardening weather.