I woke up this morning dreaming that it was December and the gardening season was more or less over here in my USDA Zone 5b garden.
Then I realized that it was December and the gardening season is more or less over here in my USDA Zone 5b garden.
Wow, that was sure a fast spring and summer. Is my calendar right?
Didn’t I just get back from seeing other garden bloggers in Chicago in May? Wasn’t I just out in the garden gently planting my little tomato seedlings? Where’s my garden to-do list? Have I really mowed for the last time this season?!
It all seemed to happen so fast.
And now we are expecting the first snowfall of the season sometime late tomorrow night, I think.
I hope winter goes just as fast as spring and summer. There’s no reason why it shouldn’t. After all, I just have to get through December, January, February and March until I can plant peas. And once I do that, I’ll have May, June, July, August, September, and October to be out in the garden.
You ask what happened to November? November! You can’t trust November. It might be like this past November, when every weekend seemed to be sunny and nice, giving me lots of good time in the garden. Or it might be cold and dreary and rainy and not worth anything to anyone. Don’t trust November.
And don’t trust April either. April?! Or is it Hate-pril? April is closely related to November and might be very cold and winter like, making both you and the plants suffer. Or it could be just as nice as can be and lure you into planting frost-tender plants too soon. Don’t trust April.
Anyway, while I wait for spring and the first crocus, I’ll keep busy. I might read a few gardening books, order up some seeds, tend to my houseplants, make sure the worms have plenty to eat, set a few goals for my garden for next year, and see if I can coax the garden fairies, or Dr. Hortfreud or Hortense Hoelove to write a few posts for me while I rest up and get ready for next spring.
Yep, if I keep busy, hopefully winter will be enjoyable, and before I know it, it will be spring once again.