You tease me, Rose, with your fragrant petals. But I know you're not a wash and wear kind of gal. There's dust and pruning, fertilizing and staking involved with your type.I made my list--Masai french beans, Nantes carrots, Progress No. 9 peas. I selected gourds, squashes, annuals and sunflowers. I scrawled my old favorites in the order form. I chose something new to try this year: Mary Washington asparagus. (I've read good recommendations about the Washington strain of asparagus.) We've had mild weather lately, so I drew up a list of things I need to order: mulch, dirt, lumber, fencing. I'd go out and measure my garden area Friday and start doing the math.
I can't get started too early on this project. Between Mr. D coaching baseball (starting March 23rd!), spring cleaning, the garden and our park and rec program starting in May, spring is a very busy time here. I found a tape measure and my Wellingtons. Then? The snow started to fall.
When I say fall, I mean fly. A white-out hit us about 2:30 yesterday. By 4:00 the news reporters were telling everyone to hunker down and stay off the roads (and out of the ditches). I watched the inches pile up on our yard and saw flashes of lightning. Thunder--during a blizzard!
Serves me right for having high hopes of getting an early start. I'm back to square one--order the seeds. I'll pace in front of the window restlessly until this snow melts away and I can get my measurements.