Oh, yes! Kick off those snow boots and pull the mittens off your hands. Today was a great day to be living in central Indiana with sunny skies and temperatures in the high 40’s.
As soon as I got home, I rushed out and took some pictures of blooming crocuses in the lawn. Now there are three of them!
While taking this picture, I ended up kneeling on the ground, and realized it was very wet. Ha! I wasn’t wearing my gardening jeans, so I attempted to quickly get up and ended up sitting on the wet ground. How did that happen? Were any of the neighbors watching out their windows or walking by? I meant to do that! Yes, I did. I meant to sit on the wet ground in my clean jeans!
Just goes to show, we northern gardeners are going to need some time to ease back into action. We’ve got to get our kneeling balance back and get our hands dirty again, slowly.
I did take some steps today to ease back into some gardening on this sunny day.
I picked up my mower from the hardware store today. It's all tuned up for spring. I am way ahead of the game on this one, and there will be no mowing debacle like last year. My mower is purring like a kitten and ready to mow.
I cleaned up some of the spent indoor blooms.
I tossed the indoor forced hyacinths unceremoniously into the compost bin and I’m thinking of composting some of the poinsettias as well. We’ll see. I might spare the poinsettias and pot them up in one big pot in the spring, whack them way back, and throw them outside to see what they do.
I unpacked my new compost tumbler and looked at the instructions. I am going to try to put it together tomorrow, as long as the temperatures are still above freezing.
All in all, it wasn’t as bad a winter day as some, so maybe I’ll hold off on the plans to petition to change Leap Day to a better day for gardeners. We’ll see. I’ve got four years to think about it.