Thursday, April 24, 2008
Best things come ...
I look around the blogosphere and see waves of color in others people's gardens, longing for more from my own patch of land. My daffodils are waning but I see little evidence that there's a volunteer to take their place. It makes me want to run out and snatch up anything blooming at the nursery.
But, then sanity returns and I remember I have plenty of work to do just to get the garden in shape. Cleanup of the kitchen garden continues, there's still a pile of mulch to spread, I have more seeds to plant. The list goes on.
Besides, if I look a bit closer, I find whispers of rewards soon to come. The globe thistle has emerged from bluebells along the north side of the house. My orange lilies have survived another season of the dogs.
The "Midwinter Fire" Dogwood also is putting on its leaves, promising to fill the dark corner near the upper deck. And the Pearl Bush has fat buds that will soon burst forth with delicate creamy white flowers.