A New Script For Spring

Look, we are showing our pollen!
As the days grow longer, I once again have time to look around in my garden when I return home from the world.

With each longer day, I notice that there are a few more irises in bloom, and the crocuses are no longer blooming alone here and there but are blooming together in groups.

Everywhere I look, I see little green shoots of daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and other spring flowers breaking through the mulch. I see buds swelling. I actually hear birds singing early in the morning.

Dare I say it?

Spring is definitely moving to center stage and the curtain is slowly rising on this new seasonal play.

After years of gardening, I enjoy being in this particular play.  I know my lines without referring to the script or reading the directions on the seed packets. I know where I should be on stage in the garden without looking for my mark. I know what every plant around me should be doing, too.

It’s a good place to be as a gardener, being able to just garden without having to think too much about how, when, if, or where.

But an even better place to be as a gardener is to be waiting in the wings with a brand new script - one that challenges you, energizes you, and makes you want to run out to the garden, to center stage, as soon as you can each day.

And I'm working on a great new script for this Spring's play, full of adventure, hard work, new plants, and promises of a summer in the garden that will long be remembered.

Comments

  1. I am in Zone 5 Iowa but I think I might be a week or two behind where you are at because I am not seeing things popping up yet here.

    Lots of cardinals singing out though, so I know it is coming!

    http://groceriesgardenanddinner.blogspot.com/

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  2. I am waiting for spring and a new script is sometimes dictated to me by Mother Nature. She always throws me some new lines and usually they cannot be repeated! I am a bit impatient like a kid waiting for school recess.

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  3. I think I need to write a new script as well. My motivation has been lacking lately and I need to set some new goals. Carol, I love your writing style. You have definately been blessed with that talent!

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  4. I certainly don't have the "to-do" for the vegetable garden as internalized as I do for the flower garden. Looking forward to seeing your new flowerbeds evolve.

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  5. I think I better stick with the script I have for another 10 or 15 years :) Its still barely legible at this point.

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  6. My script is still in outline form.....but as I do know that outline quite well I know that very soon there should be green poking up though the ground...unless they are still under my 3ft snow bank....the sun just isn't melting 3 different areas

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  7. It is definitely Earth's play every year. Thank God for spring.~~Dee

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  8. You sound re-energized and ready to make some garden dreams come true. Isn't spring grand?

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  9. We can't wait to see your new play, Carol. I was thinking while reading that I don't want to already know what to do or see, I want it to be different every time. And it is. :-)
    Frances

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  10. It seems we have new script every year. My husband would really like me to stop finding new pages.

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  11. Eager to see photos of your new spring garden! How's the design working out? FInally, our first crocus yesterday. HOpe you are on high ground!

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  12. The trouble with our scripts, here in England, is that the Writer keeps on rewriting! Last year, still frozen; this year - chilly but slowly 'springing' in Eastern England. 2009? A precocious March but then a horribly cold April.

    My early crocuses are just going over but only two daffodils out so far. Love your picture.

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  13. Sounds exciting. Am envious of crocuses showing their pollen - mine don't seem to want to play, but there again, who can blame them when the sun keeps running away.

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  14. I hope it gets here soon. It is snowing again this evening. V

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