Welcome to the “already” stage of spring.
Already the Baptisia has buds on it. These grayish buds will soon be spikes of purple blooms.
Already I’m getting ready to mow the lawn for the sixth, or is it seventh, time? I’ll have to check my garden journal to know for sure because I’m one of those types of people who writes stuff like that down for no good reason. Then once I decide to do something like keep records of when I mow the lawn, I like to keep doing it, so I have a complete record. For that same reason, I don’t like to start something I don’t think I can finish.
Already, two of my neighbors have hauled out hoses and sprinklers and are watering their lawns. I love my lawn, but I don’t water my lawn unless circumstances become dire. I let it go through the natural cycles that a lawn should go through, which means in the hot days of summer, I make it tough it out. I make it send down deeper roots looking for water. We get an average of 40 inches of rain a year around here. It is supposed to rain Friday going into Saturday and off and on through the weekend. It is just wrong to water your lawn right now.
Already, there is some spinach ready to pick in the vegetable garden.
Already, one of my sisters called me three times last night to ask me gardening questions. The answers were damping off, too much shade, and why did you let your radishes go to seed last year?
Aleady, I’m looking for more gardening WOO’s and more garden shopping WOO’s to get out to garden centers near and far to find the perfect accent container for my new front garden design.
Already, it is fully spring. I am all ready for it, too.