Monday, April 12, 2010

The other things spring brought with her...

Be careful what you wish for!

We've all been whining (well, I have been whining!) about the long, cold winter (don't laugh if you live north of Dallas) and pining for our Central Texas Spring.

Pandora's box is officially open.

Spring is here, in all her glory. But she brought some friends...

* Weeds and more weeds
* Pollen and even more pollen
* Caterpillars eating the Mountain Laurel trees
* Grasshoppers eating the brand new Diamond Frost Euphorbia
* oh, did I mention WEEDS?

Oh, I'm not complaining -- really. I just have a mile-long gardening to-do list like everyone else. Let's see...I have 34 plants to put into the ground. (The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center sale was the perfect place to buy 4 inch pots of hard-to-find native plants.) They jumped into my wagon until it was overflowing.

I also got two Hinkley's columbine baby passalongs from my Dad.

And two pretty passalong Salvias from Lori at The Gardener of Good and Evil.
I have weeds to pull everywhere...literally, everywhere. They seem to love our spring as much as the pretty plants do.

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I'm glad you've found my garden journal. Perhaps the only thing greater than the satisfaction of nurturing a seed to a seedling to a blooming or producing plant is the joy of sharing nature's bounty with others. Whether I'm peddling garden tomatoes we can't possibly eat or sharing stories about why the verbena isn't doing well, my garden connects me. It connects me to the earth, to our wildlife friends, to fellow gardeners, and, to myself. So, welcome. I hope you'll feel connected here.