Thursday, March 10, 2016
The year she planted her peas early
We are garden fairies and we are here to report that Carol, who insists everyone should plant their peas on St. Patrick's Day, planted her peas on March 8th.
That is not St. Patrick's Day.
We saw her do it. Here is how it went down. It was a warm summer's eve... wait, it wasn't summer, it was late winter, but it was warm... low 70's, we think.
We garden fairies were relaxing in the garden after spending hours opening up all kinds of flowers... irises, crocuses, snowdrops, daffodils, even a little species tulip. We've never been so busy in March like this.
Anyway, the back door suddenly flew open and out bounced Carol with a look in her eye and a spring her step. We garden fairies took cover and watched as she nearly ran out to the veg garden.
Next thing you know, Granny Gus McGarden came running up out of the veg garden all excited like and told all us how Carol sowed peas.
Wow. That's all we could say. Wow.
And then we all wondered why she didn't sow seeds for lettuce, radishes, spinach and why she didn't plant out the onion sets.
We are garden fairies. We sure hope she comes back soon, after all the rain is gone that is, and sows seeds for those, too. We bet she does.
In the meantime, Ol' Rainbow Tanglefly gave us all a lecture about how we planted some crocuses in a circle, which he said would draw attention to the fact that garden fairies abound in this garden.
We blame the younger in-experienced garden fairies.
Viola Greenpea Maydreams, Chief scribe for the Garden Fairies and Keeper of All Garden Fairy Secrets