Garden fairies here.
We are garden fairies and finally, it is our turn to provide an update on this blog. IT IS ABOUT TIME.
We don’t want to accuse Carol of hogging the keyboard upon which we type out our blog posts but it has been quite difficult to get her to relinquish control to us of late as she posts nearly every other day now.
But now it is our turn. Which is good because we feel the need to edify you fine readers.
We were going to write about crocuses but we looked back and Carol already did that a few days ago so we are going to write about something else entirely.
In fact, it will be so edifying it will enrich the lives of those who read it in ways they never knew their lives could be so enriched. Yes, that edifying.
But then it was sunny today and temps got above freezing, finally, so we had to rush around the back lawn opening up all the crocus blooms. And there are a lot of them right now.
And then Seedy and Soddy noticed the first winter aconite (fancy name Eranthis hyemalis) in bloom in front (pictured above) so we had to all make a big fuss over it. (Because if you don’t make a fuss over the first few blooms in the garden, it creates a climate of indifference and apathy and the rest of the blooms for the rest of the year will not be as bright or color or cheerful as they should be.)
And then since we were in the front garden we had to look high and low for the reticulated irises. We didn’t find any but we found some stray crocuses in front but see above about how Carol has already covered that topic and we are garden fairies, not copy cats. But yes, we did fuss over them a bit because did you notice our interesting, enlightening and edifying pronouncement above?
We are garden fairies. We are all about edifying which is all about “instructing or improving morally or intellectually.” So we will repeat our interesting, enlightening, and edifying pronouncement to instruct you gardeners and improve you morally and intellectually.
Here it is. Our pronouncement:
“If you don’t make a fuss over the first few blooms in the garden, it creates a climate of indifference and apathy and the rest of the blooms for the rest of the year will not be as bright or color or cheerful as they should be.”
A climate of indifference and apathy? Let it never be such a climate in your garden. Ever.
Violet GreenPea MayDreams, Chief Scribe and Chairperson of the First Flower Welcoming Committee (FFWC)