As I head out to the garden on this lovely
May March morning,
I will not panic at the sight of lilacs in bloom and run inside to check the calendar again.
I will not falter in my quest to remove all the weeds that seem to think this early spring means “grow faster”.
I will not go faster just because my eyes see blooms that make me think it is May, not March.
I will not worry about April, with her cruel frosts and freezes.
I will not speed up my planting and plant anything that is frost tender before May 10th, our traditional frost-free date.
I will enjoy the lilacs.
I will steadfastly weed.
I will pace myself.
graciously accept whatever weather April brings.
I will follow my usual timetable for spring planting and prepping in the garden.
Even if Mother Nature doesn’t.