|Look, we are showing our pollen!
As the days grow longer, I once again have time to look around in my garden when I return home from the world.
With each longer day, I notice that there are a few more irises in bloom, and the crocuses are no longer blooming alone here and there but are blooming together in groups.
Everywhere I look, I see little green shoots of daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and other spring flowers breaking through the mulch. I see buds swelling. I actually hear birds singing early in the morning.
Dare I say it?
Spring is definitely moving to center stage and the curtain is slowly rising on this new seasonal play.
After years of gardening, I enjoy being in this particular play. I know my lines without referring to the script or reading the directions on the seed packets. I know where I should be on stage in the garden without looking for my mark. I know what every plant around me should be doing, too.
It’s a good place to be as a gardener, being able to just garden without having to think too much about how, when, if, or where.
But an even better place to be as a gardener is to be waiting in the wings with a brand new script – one that challenges you, energizes you, and makes you want to run out to the garden, to center stage, as soon as you can each day.
And I’m working on a great new script for this Spring’s play, full of adventure, hard work, new plants, and promises of a summer in the garden that will long be remembered.