Friday, May 06, 2011
Guest Post: Garden Fairies on the Eve of Gardening Week
Normally, we garden fairies have to sneak around to get a chance to post on this blog, but tonight it appears like Carol actually wants us to post.
We are garden fairies! We do not do what people want us to do. We do what we want to do.
What we would like to do now is tell you about this new flower that showed up in the garden this spring. It's on a shrub! Well, that is not so unusual because there are many flowers on shrubs around here but we garden fairies have not seen this particular bloom before. We checked around with every garden fairy to see if any of them brought it to the garden, and no one did, so we think it appeared by magic!
We garden fairies are smart and know that this flower is on Calycanthus floridus, Carolina Allspice. We think if it wasn't brought in by a garden fairy or planted by magic, it must be one of those shrubs that the garden designer and her digging guy came and planted last fall.
Regardless of where it came from, we are garden fairies and we are all very excited to see it!
We garden fairies are also a little excited and a whole lot of afraid because next week is Carol's gardening vacation. Remember what happened last year when Carol took off to garden? Remember how Carol dug up all those plants and we garden fairies went running for the vegetable garden where we thought it would be safe? Well, all of us except for Ol' Tangle Rainbowfly, but you know that story. We are garden fairies, we won't repeat it.
We don't know what Carol has planned for this coming week, so we don't know whether to be scared or excited. But we are garden fairies so we've decided to be excited because we are garden fairies (did we mention that?) and if we are excited then we can organize a parade!
Yes! A spring parade around the garden!We'll each carry one of these Allium schoenoprasum flowers from the garden as we march around the big lawn.
If you want straight lines and formations, then you should come and see the vegetable garden after Carol plants it. She should win a prize for straight line planting. In fact, we hear tell that one of the reasons she hired a garden designer was because she planted everything in straight lines and it never looked quite right. The garden designer came in and added all kinds of curves to the garden and it really looks nice and curvy. We garden fairies approve wholeheartedly.
We garden fairies hope, by the way, that Carol does not expect us to post on this blog all week while she is out gardening and running around to all the garden centers. We are garden fairies! That is too much work for us. We are by nature lazy.
We especially do not want to post on the 15th for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. We are garden fairies and that is too big a post for us to write. We also think that Hortense Hoelove and Dr. Hortfreud should step it up and contribute this coming week, too. And we all want to hear more about the Old Woman at the Door. We are garden fairies! She fascinates us.
Oh, we garden fairies are running on a bit tonight with all this time at the keyboard. Let us just say in closing that the next time we post it will probably be to shame Carol into replanting our fairy garden. It is just a bunch of plants in pots right now.
Humbly submitted by,
Thorn Goblinfly, Chief Typist and Scribe for the Garden Fairies at May Dreams Gardens