Weeds? They’ll be tamed this year, no doubt. After all, with 14 hoes, I’m sure I can find at least one that will take those weeds out. Even better, maybe those hoes will do the work on their own.
Undug flower beds? When I finally get out there, the “digging will be easy”. I’ll be strong, the shovel will be sharp.
Pests? They don’t exist in the garden I’ve grown in my mind over the winter! Even the rabbits are gone.
Vegetables? Such a harvest I’ll have. Blemish-free fresh produce all summer long. Maybe I’ll harvest the first tomato by the 4th of July instead of July 20th or later.
Flowers? Beautiful, naturally. Blooming everywhere, with bees buzzing about from flower to flower, and best all, the bees are ignoring me.
Butterflies and Hummingbirds? They practically land on me as I sit in the shade of trees that have suddenly grown to the perfect height over the winter to cast just the right amount of shade.
Should I go on? March 1st is just a few days away. It is a milestone date, because March is more of a Spring month than a Winter month. We know that sometime in March, early March we hope, the weather will break, and all the northern gardeners will start heading outdoors. We won’t find the gardens as perfect as we might think they are right now, but that won’t matter, because we will have made it through another winter.
When February sun shines cold,
The wings of winter
And show the golden summer there.
– Philip Savage, American Poet (1868-1899)