Spring– and the plants are coming to life!

April 3, 2010 at 1:23 am Leave a comment

April 2, 2010.

I love spring! After the long winter sleep, plants come back to life. I check my garden nearly every day to see what is sprouting, what is making its reappearance. The daffodils make me smile. They remind me of sunshine.

The trees started budding two weeks ago, tiny shoots on branches that are getting a little bigger each day. Red buds on our maple tree out front will eventually sprout green leaves. There’s signs of new life on the cottoneaster, red berries over a week ago, crocuses come and gone, new leaves on other perennials. The sedum, a  gift from a friend who moved away, is also making a comeback.

I look forward to rooting up some plants and transplanting them to a new location— a new bed in the backyard— and when I can fill some bare spots with  new perennials or perhaps a few annuals. Now is a good time for clean up and trimming. The transplanting must wait, even if it’s tempting in  this balmy weather this Easter weekend.

I’ve been studying gardening books; I’m making  plans. My fingers itch to dig and replant, but that will have to wait. For now, I watch and wait.

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