|Garden view across the violas and pansies
Garden fairies here.
We are garden fairies and it has been quite some time since we posted on this blog. We have a good excuse because we have been busy because it is spring and we must celebrate every single new bloom as it blooms.
These celebrations, as you can imagine, take up quite a bit of our time.
But there are things going on here at May Dreams Gardens that we felt should be reported on and as we don’t see Carol posting anything, we decided that once again we must take it upon ourselves to post about the happenings in the garden.
First of all, we heard Carol cuss in the garden. She said “frass”! Yes, we are garden fairies, and we clearly heard her say “frass” when she saw some garlic mustard blooming in the backyard. She, of course, saw all the thistle coming up, too, and did not one thing about them, but when she saw the garlic mustard she nearly freaked out.
And then do you know what she did? She pulled it out and threw it in the trash. It was blooming so we garden fairies did have a chance to celebrate its bloom before she did that. Thank goodness because we sure hate to miss a bloom celebratoin.
In other news, we are so proud of Carol because she bought some plants yesterday, 11 new plants in case anyone is counting, and today she got them all planted, plus some other plants she already had, plus potatoes. We are impressed. We applaud her tenacity, her willpower, her get-it-done attitude. She is a model for all gardeners! Hey, who wrote that? We are garden fairies and we did not write that.
Anyway, Carol also dug up the surprise lilies in the bed by the garage and transplanted them along the garden path between Woodland Follies and August Dreams Gardens. You know she calls that path Ridgewood Avenue, don’t you? Do you know why?
We are garden fairies so we know some of the other names for surprise lilies, like resurrection lily, or the fancy-schmancy botanical name Lycoris squamigeria. Or, dare we write it? Nekkid ladies.
Some of the younger garden fairies thought it would be funny to write on this blog, “Carol planted nekkid ladies along the garden path”. But we are garden fairies and we are more refined than that so we are just going to stick with surprise lilies.
Now we are waiting on rain, which will be good to keep the plants growing as we hurl around the sun a few more days before May.
Violet Greenpea Maydreams, Chief Scribe for the garden fairies at May Dreams Gardens who wishes there was more time in the spring because she really wants to write about the vegetable garden.