Spring is Here; Bring It On Mother Nature!
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Sometimes winter seems like it will never end. It is late April and here in Chicagoland zone 5b I am still waiting buds on most of the trees. The wooded areas in the forest preserves look like the above photo. Spare. Wintery. Naked. A canvas awaiting Mother Nature’s paint brush.
My brain is stuffed with vegetable garden ideas, but at 36 degrees, it is still too cold to plant the majority of the garden. I want to shout, “C’MONNNNN! Bring it on Mother Nature!”
This morning it is raining and gray as well as cold. I am reminded that “April showers bring May flowers” and sit at the window in anticipation of my garden exploding in living color.
The snow was a bit much this morning… But things are happening, Daffodils, hellebores are in bloom, the magnolia is getting ready to pop. Exciting time to be a gardener!
Desperately waiting for the hills to green up and the soil to warm…it's been a long, long winter for so many of us.
Dave and Samantha – can't wait for those gardens to pop!
I've been ready to get outside and plant but I'm also in Chicago and it's been way too cold.
So, my windowsills are full of seedlings and eager plant-lings ready to get started.
PS. I bought a Burning Bush last year and it appeared to have dies last winter. Now, I think there are some buds. Could it be possible? I'm holding out hope.
COME ON SPRING! COME ON SPRING!!!!
I can't wait…
I can only dream of seeing such beauty in nature but that pic looks like an ace place for me kids to play too.