It’s always hard to resist going out to the garden to clean up when Spring is in the air but it’s best if you hold on awhile. To begin with, we should wait until we’ve had 5 days and nights in a row around or more than 50 degrees. Plants are still vulnerable to a freeze and snow which is still possible, if not likely. Also, many useful pollinating insects are lying dormant in the leaves and stalks until it gets warm enough for them to come out in warmer weather. Here’s a link for more detailed info!
First sign of Spring! This
little crocus babe sprung
up in a place it never has
appeared before and it
looks awfully lonely!
Thought I’d take a peek outdoors and see what the state of life is out in my gardens. I’m so happy that some elderberry plants that I put into one of my beds late last Fall survived! I tried last year but they didn’t survive the winter where I planted them. But this year these are looking promising! Now, the trick is going to be to find a good location for them to thrive with enough sun. Last year’s suffered from too little of it. Where there’s a will, there’s a way and I’ll find it!
The cranesbill’s are among my favorites, second only to the wild geraniums which I also have and are still sleepy.
“The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.”– Harriet Ann Jacobs
I’m not sure how much gardening I can handle this year, but this is certainly just the beginning with more guaranteed to follow! My gardens are so intertwined with my art that I know that at least I’ll have more photos and hopefully some more ecoprinting. Stay tuned and thanks for accompanying me on my journey!
2 thoughts on “Spring Begins”
Nice photos. Glad your elder made it through the winter. They are pretty tough plants once established, although the deer pruned my young ones in the fruit rows over the winter! Hard to be patient on warm, sunny days, but you are right. Winter can still return!
I wonder if planting deer resistant plants around the elderberry would help protect it.