We are garden fairies and we feel that it is our duty and responsibility to let people know what is really going on here at May Dreams Gardens.
It is now the month of May as most people know and Carol is woefully behind on many garden tasks that should rightfully be done right now. We expect, and hope, that any day now she'll come flying through the garden gate and commence doing with what needs to be done around here.
Oh, sure. She is mowing the lawn and we do appreciate that. And she did a bunch of weeding the other day. But let us tell you that we are garden fairies and we can show you a whole bunch more that should be done around here. Especially in the vegetable garden.
Now some people, especially gardeners, might think that we garden fairies should take matters into our own hands and do some of the heavy lifting around the garden. We are garden fairies, and that is just not going to happen because we are busy, too.
Busy? We are glad you asked. We garden fairies are busy with our flower festivals and festivities. As is well known, or maybe not well known, we garden fairies have some kind of celebration for each and every new flower in the spring.
As you can imagine, having all these parties and celebrations leaves us with little time for even playing jokes on Carol.
As we said, we are garden fairies and we have different parties for different flowers. For example, for these jonquils, we usually just have an afternoon tea.
When it comes to trees, we work with our friends the tree fairies to plan parties for each one as it blooms. Even the early maples get parties when they bloom. Carol added a couple more flowering trees last fall, including the dogwood, Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess', which has added to our busy-ness
We are still deciding how to celebrate the blooms of the Carolina Silverbell, Halesia carolina 'Arnold Pink'.
The oldest flowering tree here in the garden is a crabapple, Malus 'Guinevere'.
Out in the vegetable garden, our friends the McGarden family celebrate each new bloom, including these strawberry blossoms, which we think seem early but maybe not.
We are garden fairies and we also celebrate each and every bulb that blooms, including tulips.
One other party we should mention is the one we have for flowering alliums like this one.
These are just a few of the flowers we garden fairies have events for. Ol' Tangle Rainbowfly says that he can't remember a better spring than this one. Sweetpea Morningdew, who co-chairs the party planning committee around here, thinks the same thing and is nearly ready to drop from the exhaustion of trying to plan and attend each and every party.
I'm sure it is obvious now why we can't do Carol's work for her. She must do it herself because we are garden fairies and we have parties, celebrations, festivals, teas, luncheons, bruncheons, festivities, and other events we must plan for and attend as each flower blooms. But its her fault that we are far too busy to help her. After all, she planted all these flowers.
Violet Sweetpea Maydreams, chief scribe and most invited guest to the parties at May Dreams Gardens