Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Spring... Finally

The sun is shining; the birds are singing; the flowers and vegetables are beginning to sprout. It finally must be spring!

With the dahlias we got last year and planted in a couple of our large terra cotta pots making another appearance this year, it is indeed proof that spring is upon us. Of course, soon after will be summer when a majority of our flowers will be in bloom and vegetables will be in full production mode here in the Pacific Northwest. While the lilac is beginning to show signs it will soon fade its fragrant and beautiful purple blossoms for more luscious greenery, the butterfly bush is just now getting ready to put on its much longer and just as showy display.

However, there might be a snag. We have no idea how long we will be living at this particular house, and with that uncertainty comes the reality I probably shouldn’t plant anything we wouldn’t be able to take with us. So for the immediate future anyway, it looks as though whatever we’ve got in the ground will probably be it. My hope is that we will be able to stay here until October or November, but with everything depending on our landlord’s mother’s health, that might not be an option.

I will try to focus on the positives instead of the negatives. For now, we have full vegetable garden boxes and some perennials getting ready to bloom for the remainder of the year until the first frost. For now we have happy hens giddily pecking at the ground for weeds and bugs. For now we have a deck and a yard to enjoy the outdoors. For now. Hey, I said I would try, I didn’t say I’d be any good at it.

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