I’ve begun my usual almost springtime tradition of going out on the patio every few hours to look for green pushing through the soil.
It’s raining today, so my typical forays out there may be limited. I know my burgeoning plants will appreciate the rain though.
It’s kind of silly I suppose to think things might have changed in a mere few hours. But you never know, do you! And I often do see something different than I saw just a short time ago.
Every Bit Of Green Is Progress:
Every time I see a bit of green, my heart beats a little faster. There is green on the branches of my container Gingko Biloba butterfly tree. Nothing yet on the Japanese Maple though.
Those fast growing hearty herbs are doing their best to beat out the others in the race. Although I don’t think my oregano made it through the last bad winter spell.
The sedum in places is looking a little worse for wear.
The Conundrum Of Lamb’s Ear In Prior Years:
When I trimmed the Lamb’s Ear the other day, there were stalks that stood a few inches above the ground that weren’t there when I planted them last year. I suppose this means the plants are now somewhat mature.
I’ve been planting Lamb’s Ear plants for decades and never had any luck at all.
Then I planted what I believe was a gallon container and that thing spread like crazy. The fuzzy leaves are so cottony soft.
Status Of The Daisies:
I don’t know if the daisies I planted in the blue container bed made it or not. I’ve seen no sign of them. But in the other containers, a different form of daisy I planted never quite died off.
Should I Go Get Johnny Jump Ups?
I’m thankful for the color of the pansies among the drab landscape. And wondering if I should go back and get the Johnny Jump Ups. I love their petite little faces.
The day is gray, but every day is one day closer to springtime. When I will be spending a lot more time outdoors.
Sitting in my chair out there and gazing over my garden. And enjoying the view through the French doors as well.