Another rainy Saturday morning means I will not be working in the garden today. This year I have spent much less time outside preparing the borders than in previous years, partly due to prolonged winter and partly due to my own lack of motivation. My inertia is slowly being replaced with interest and anticipation now and I am beginning to look forward to some productive days reconnecting with my garden.
Looking down upon the garden from an upstairs window I can see the garden is starting to awaken. I am not a huge proponent of grass, but this week the fescue lawn seemed to turn green and grow inches overnight. It looked lush and lovely after the first mowing of the year.
I removed one of the leaning junipers against the back fence yesterday, thinking the other would recover, but this morning it is leaning to the left again. I don’t come to these decisions easily even when the evidence is so clear, but okay, it has to go too.
The winter has been colder and more prolonged than in years past. I began wondering how today’s garden view compares to recent years. As I already admitted, I am behind on garden tasks so the weeding, trimming and mulching has not been completed this year. Interestingly, many of the other photographs from this time of year were also of early spring rainy mornings.
2011. Here is the garden with the meditation circle under construction.
2012. Spring was extremely early in 2012 and the garden advance quickly that year.
2013. Last year spring was cool.