Although my business is all about “fall,” I really do enjoy all seasons. Snow sugar-coats the mountains in winter and the daffodils pop up in the spring.
I celebrated the approach to spring this weekend by “playing in the dirt.” The garden is my solace. I love to pluck the stubborn weeds from the soil and smooth it out to prepare for all the seeds and plants I have planned for the area. Dig, dig, pull, pull. Every muscle in my body hurts, but it’s a good hurt. I don’t mind.
I have both flower and vegetable gardens. There’s really no rhyme or reason to the things I plant or where they go. I prefer perennials for flowers since I only have to plant once. Knock-out roses, bee balm, lilies of several varieties, tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, lavender, and marigolds have done well for me over the years. The one concession I hold to annuals are morning glories.
I get an intense satisfaction from planting vegetable plants and seeds and eating what I grow. It thrills me to no end. Often, I will try to grow something just to see if it will grow! Successes: tomatoes, sugar snap peas, corn, carrots, beets, birdhouse gourds, pumpkins, banana peppers. Still working on these: squash, cucumbers.
The weather is so changeable right now. Cold one day, warm the next. I am looking forward to all the warm days (not the hot ones) to come so I can bask in the beautiful sunshine and coax my garden to grow.
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