01 April 2011
From Corylus to Crocus, March goes out like a Lamb
Botanus--the being brave part doesn't come from ordering from Botanus, who have top quality bulbs. Rather, it comes from figuring the best place to plant these tiny harbingers of spring. Some years ago I had them in a spot that was far too wet in the spring, and they didn't prosper. Last fall, I put them in sunny spots with decent drainage, although having 5 foot snowdrifts melt away into the ground means things ARE somewhat sodden in much of the garden. This is the first one to arrive, and hopefully its siblings will follow suit with a couple more warm days.
While I realize that it's now officially 1 April, and that I often have done a 'Poisson d'Avril' post in the past, I've resisted the urge this year. Been very busy with book stuff, and now the maybe-warming-weather has me out in the garden. In my more serious moments--yes, I do have them!--I do, however, wonder about the future of blogs, with so many people absorbed in Facebook and Twitter and so on. However, I'll keep doing this blog for some time to come, as I've noted in past posts, because I regard it as a way of giving back to the gardening community around me, near and far. I appreciate my readers, my fellow bloggers and gardeners.
And that is no joke.