The weather finally cooperated for our spring
cleanup. Or almost. Last day of April. Chilly
winds prevail. Snow in the forecast tonight.
Spring weather in Upstate New York!
Three new Swiss Stone Pine trees grace the
side property where a dead bush had been
removed. Weeding, mulching, topsoil to
our garden beds. Gardening has been a
part of life since my Massachusetts
childhood. Later came the arid earth of the
Colorado prairies. Gardens followed in the
warmer growing zones of the South.
Tulips still push up and showcase the various
colors. I recall tending Dad a one-acre garden
plot filled with vegetables which our Mom
preserved. A sense of satisfaction.
Both of our children take delight in Mother
Nature. A busy, noisy woodpecker made its
presence known in our son’s wooded area.
Colorful butterflies flit about in his flowers.
Our daughter also sends beach photos from her
daily runs on the beach. These days we are
content to tend our end of the pond. Our
garden will take longer to mature. Meanwhile,
new plants grow indoors under the lights.
When the danger of frost and snow abates,
new seedlings can be transplanted outdoors
How does your garden grow?