It does not look much like Spring. No blowsy Cherry blossoms, no Daffodils, not even a scattering of Snowdrops. It does, actually, feel like Spring though. The sunshine feels warm and although the weather continues to dust us with fairly frequent snow squalls somehow it is easy to tell that Winter is losing it’s grip.
Spring really is here and our Gardens are waking up. Good.
Our light shelves are bursting with all kinds seedlings – teensy flower seedlings, itsy-bitsy herb plants and heaps of lovely little vegetable starts. An entire Market Garden presently fits on a handful of racks. We are not fooled, this is the brief bit of calm before the coming Plant-Storm.
If you start seedlings, you know how they go from well-behaved houseguests to rowdy party-animals that are hanging from the chandeliers in that few crucial weeks between cell-pack and the graduation to four inch pots. Eep.
We are starting many (so very many!) more plants than last year and have vivid memories of the chaos that occurs when you must bring twenty trays of transplants in to the house every night. Yup… a pretty tiny house transformed into an indoor Corn Maze. Actually not as much fun as it sounds. At least the cat does not bother them…Phewf!
Love the lovely Garden and all it brings.
All of it seems like a minor miracle every single year.3