the pace of spring

the late daffodil are blooming. tulips are blooming. there are a few the deer did not get. and now is the time of the dandelion. they will bloom here and there just about all year long. even through the snow if they get a chance. and now is the time when they all bloom at once. green carpets dotted with bright golden highlights. this year’s seedling bed still needs to be emptied of old seedlings. and that has started. then this year’s crop can be planted. if all goes well that should happen sometime next week. my garden is almost too small for a tiller. so the shovel takes out old plants. the rake and hoe prepare the seedling bed. and it is all good exercise. and the rain will give me time to find the envelope to match the seedling spreadsheet. fight the virus, test for the virus, shelter in place, thank a medical responder, thank first responders, show empathy everyone needs some now. we are in this together. we can do this.


6 thoughts on “the pace of spring

  1. circadianreflections

    I am seeing carpets of dandelions on the golf course in our community. I love it, but the course owner …not so much! They’ve been mowing and spraying for days trying to get them under control for reopening which is today! I’m not kidding there are thousands of them this year!

    1. John Hric Post author

      I was looking at the yards here. Most of them have yellow dots. I am not a fan of spraying ‘weed control’. I just keep them cut to minimize the seed heads. Based on what you are seeing it makes me wonder how much the spraying is really working.


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