Every spring as the ground thaws, my list of things to do in the garden grows longer and faster than my weeds. I can generally be found wondering: why does it keep on raining, making garden tasks impossible? How are those weeds growing SO fast?! And don’t even get me started about how much grass grows when it’s drizzly and un-mowable.
Luckily I’ve gotten some amazing help weeding (thanks Mom and Dad!) and a Memorial Day Weekend of amazing warm dry weather. Because I’m spending most free moments outside, I’ll fill you in on the garden progress with a few photos. Happy Gardening!
This was the moment when the last wheelbarrow load of weeds was rolled down to the the compost. Finally I felt victorious (surely temporarily) in our battle with the horsetail forest that grows vigorously in our garden plot. I clearly didn’t want to remember my weed forest because I didn’t take any photos. The good news was that the grass, parsnip, and dandelions we battled last year didn’t come back nearly as much. Slowly we will succeed in turning a fertile field into a bountiful garden!
And then, we got to work planting. It’s now warm enough to plant nearly everything, especially if you keep your eye on the forecast. What a relief to see those seedlings happily settling into their homes!
Since May is coming to a close, I shouldn’t forget to mention that we’ve been enjoying our first harvests of the year: young greens, tender asparagus shoots, and a variety of rhubarb desserts. Evan’s determined to have as many grill days as possible this summer, and I’m certainly not going to get in his way!
Of course, good things do come from all those spring showers. We’ve been blessed by many rainbows this spring, including this one: the most vibrant double rainbow I’ve ever seen. We live in a truly beautiful bountiful place!