I’ve recently discovered a new spring flower that perfectly captures the frazzled feelings of so many gardeners in the spring when…
– everything is blooming all at once,
– you are purchasing plants at the garden center faster than you can plant them,
– everything is blooming early, leaving you with a rushed feeling,
– you actually are rushed because perennials like asters and mums need to be cut back now to encourage more blooms later, not in two weeks,
– it’s warm but not quite as warm as you’d like it to be to plant the vegetable garden,
– you are actually going to leave your garden in May for five days. Oh so much you could do in your garden in five days!
– the weeds are growing faster than your lawn,
– your lawn is growing faster than you’ve ever seen it grow.
May I present Allium schubertii.
Wild and wooly, sending out florets in a scattered sparkler-like design. I just hope I get everything done that ought to be done before that sparkler burns out.
Cindy, MCOK says
Carol, I've been in the same kind of mad rush to a deadline. Not only am I trying to get it done before I leave for Fling, I'm trying to beat the arrival of summer heat!
Robin Ripley says
All the same things are true here!
So true, and that is a lovely Allium!
My goodness! That's exactly how I feel. You've captured it perfectly.~~Dee
Helen Malandrakis says
My thoughts exactly. It's a reckless, delightful rush of activity that I anticipate with longing and live through with anxiety! And here in Portland, we seem to go from drenching, mud-inducing downpours to dry, cracked soil in about one week!