Gardening

The Eternal Optimism of Spring

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Spring! Despite the fact that I live in a climate that really has only two discernible seasons, I love Spring! My love overcomes the adversity of the blizzard of pollen that coats every surface including your teeth if you open your mouth at the wrong time. How can you not love the blooms of spring?

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Spring is that golden time in the garden where nothing has really gone wrong yet. You labor, and your labor is rewarded by restored order and new life.

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I am committed-I repeat-committed (!) that this will not be a repeat of last year (or what I like to call “The Year of the Fungus”).

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We shall overcome! We shall overcome the beetles, slugs, black spot, powdery mildew, blight, fire ants, birds, squirrels, moles, and dogs! We shall overcome and we won’t spend a thousand dollars doing it. We will be thrifty and the garden will be lush and organic.

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And after we accomplish these things, we’ll actually go outside and enjoy it …instead of retreating to the realm of air conditioning and tv.

Ahhh, the eternal optimism of Spring… πŸ˜‰

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4 thoughts on “The Eternal Optimism of Spring

  1. Right! No pests! Beautiful! Your plants and flowers look wonderfully healthy and hopeful. The colors are so vivid and very optimistic! πŸ™‚

    However, did you forgot about gophers? One ate our biggest tomato plant that already had tomatoes on it! GRRRR Ants are eating a beautiful eggplant out in the back grr, and the dry weather, in spite of constant watering, go some of my strawberries grr. Nonetheless the Swiss chard is gorgeous and yummy. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Everything else except the broccoli, which was an accident in a six pack of cabbage, did great. The broccoli was about 1/2 tall, and tasted delicious, but was planted WAY too late to grow correctly. But now I’m inspired to go plant sweet potatoes. mmmmm Have a great week! πŸ™‚

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