Spring time can be overwhelming for a gardener. New buds, new blooms, new leaves, and new sprouts all shout out to the gardener "It's spring! Get busy!"
And so we get busy! Digging, pruning, planting, cleaning up, and blogging about it all.
Everyday, there is something new in my garden to see, to do, to watch for. And each day gets warmer. I love spring!
Do you know what else is overwhelming for a blogging gardener like me?
When nearly 100 other garden bloggers join in for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and post about what's blooming in their gardens on the 15th of the month.
I have learned so much about what gardening is like in other climates through all the bloom day posts. I know how beautiful central Texas is this time of year and that there is still snow on the ground in Wisconsin. I know that it's not just central Indiana experiencing a slower spring, blooms are slow in Chicago, too.
Thank you to everyone who posted for bloom day yesterday! I've visited about half of the blogs and will continue down the list to visit each one, until I've been to all of them. Then later in the week I'll post the-last-ever link list (unless someone has an easier method to create a list with links) to make it easier for others to visit these blogs, too, without going through all the comments.
Yes, we'll have another Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day on May 15th, my favorite month of the year, and each month thereafter as long as people continue to join in. If you missed posting yesterday, but want to join us in April anyway, no problem, just post now and let me know via a comment so I can find you.
And I hope in between this month's and next month's bloom days, many of you will join in for a one time event, the Garden Bloggers' Hoe Down on May 3rd, a great chance to show off your hoes or any garden tools you have. And yes, rakes are also invited.
But that's not all that overwhelms me.
I am also overwhelmed by being nominated for six Mouse and Trowel garden blogging awards, including Innovation in Garden Blogging, Garden Blogger You'd Most Like As A Neighbor, Post of the Year for the post on GADS, Garden Attention Distraction Syndrome, Best Writing in a Garden Blog, Best North American Garden Blog, and Garden Blog of the Year.
I would like to thank all those who nominated me, truly I am at a loss for words on this one. Overwhelmed. Please head over to the Mouse and Trowel website between now and May 13th to vote for your favorites in all the categories.
Thank you all for making this week, this spring, a very memorable one for me and May Dreams Gardens!