Monday, March 15, 2010
Looking for Spring
I decided to venture outside today and inspect the gardens for signs of spring. I wasn't feeling very hopeful, one look at my climbing rose and fall Clemantis just about sent me back inside to the sewing machine. I heard a whisper, "look closer to the ground."
Oh yes, through the dead leaves and decomposing garden waste lay the ever sturdy Day Lily. I can always count on the Day Lily to reach out first.
And there is my friend, the Poppy. One of the first plants to show foliage but one of the later ones to bloom in the spring.
I was so thrilled to see the magical Foxglove showing some color. This flower comes up all over the garden and I just leave it where it lands. Nothings says fairy garden, doll tea party and conversations with the rabbits like Foxglove.
But wait, what's this? With closer inspection I realize it's not a plant, animal waste or THE missing sock. No, it's a bone. Buried during the winter, saved for later. Max has walked by it several times and could care less. Of course, he prefers socks...
Have you seen any signs of spring?