Can you feel it?
Are there signs of Spring in your garden?
What signs of Spring are stirring in your heart?
In the Midwest, we are still living in a ‘Marshmallow World.’ The bright sunshine makes our snowy landscape sparkle like glitter. Our bone-chilling temperatures keep us bundled up in layers, hoping to find a bit of warmth. The Winter winds are still biting cold. Waist-high snowpiles along our driveway make backing down the driveway a bit of a challenge.
My perennial and herb gardens remain buried under a very thick blanket of snow. I’m longing to peek into the garden! I’m yearning to see a blade of green grass anywhere. Although we are surrounded by the reminders of a very long Winter, I can already feel the early signs of Spring sprinkled throughout each day!
The signs are everywhere…
Last night, I read the entire issue of ‘Garden Gate’ magazine, from cover to cover.
We shivered and huddled for warmth, while standing under the full ‘Worm Moon’ and star gazing.
At the market today, packets of flower seeds jumped into my basket.
A pair of cute, sturdy garden gloves hopped into the basket, too.
I have been sketching a few plans in my Garden Journal already!
This weekend, our clocks will ‘Spring Forward’ one hour, as Daylight Savings Time begins.
Our extended weather forecast calls for more seasonal temperatures, above freezing, at last!
The signs are everywhere…
Exactly two weeks from today,
at 5:45 pm Central DST,
(Check out the Countdown to Spring clock.)
“One of the most delightful things
about the garden
anticipation it provides.”
~ W.E. Johns
Spring is on the way…
is so delightful!
While our gardens rest, insulated by the snow, Midwest gardeners are so curious to see what’s happening in our garden beds. We haven’t been able to see our gardens since the blizzard buried us in snow five weeks ago! Our gardening friends in New England have been waiting much longer, through their relentless series of winter snowstorms.
As we all anticipate Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, our friends in the Southern Hemisphere are waiting for the arrival of Autumn. Visiting garden blogs from other parts of the world has been such a joy during our Winter days. It has been so lovely to peek into gardens of blog friends in Wales, Scotland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and closer to home in California and Arizona. Although we are separated by distance, we all share the same joys of digging in the soil and nurturing new growth in our beloved gardens.
Wherever you live, I hope you will take time to notice all of the subtle changes…
in nature and in your heart.
Enjoy every moment!
I can’t wait to share a few of my garden plans with you! It will be fun to hear about your garden plans, too!
Counting the days!
P.S. Have you seen any signs of Spring yet in nature… or in your heart? Hope you’ll share…