What a difference a day makes. Yesterday was cold and snowy followed after much shoveling, by freezing rain. Today, it's sunny and about 50 degrees. Mother Nature has sure been fickle this year. Days like today, I don't mind at all!
I am upstairs in my home office, gazing longingly out the window, anxious to get started on my garden. Here's the view right now.
In the spring, before the dog days of summer, there is always something blooming in the garden. I can't wait to get my hands in the dirt. I've been told by more than one landscaping company that I have too much stuff. One told me that instead of paying them to mulch, I should pay them to thin out the flowers. When I asked what they'd do with the flowers, his response: throw them away! Ugh.
I wouldn't mind the help, it's a ton of work, but I can't bear the thought of throwing out flowers. Every year, I tend to buy more. I will admit that a lot of my plantings taught me what NOT TO PLANT as many of my purchases overtook other flowers and choked out all but the thistle, which thrives.
I would be forever thankful to any local friends who would like to come over and fill their gardens with some of my extras. I am serious about that. I have an abundance of black-eyed Susans, orange daylilies, the obedient plant (disobedient at best... it's the plant choking everything else out and needs to be planted where you don't care if it takes over and in full sun). My hostas could stand being divided. I have so much lirope that I wish I had never laid eyes on it.
This is beginning to not sound very thankful! But I am, so very thankful for the beauty of flowers. I grew up in the city and for me, it's a pleasure to see so much of nature out of my window.
Wishing for spring and feeling thankful for the sunshine.
(Cover photo is one of my favorites of JJ).