Thursday, May 7, 2009

A spring explosion

Plants here in the SE (US) are growing at rapid rates-- that is, 'exploding.' After a couple of really severe drought years, previewed by a decade-long drought, we've had a lovely long cool spring, with lots of rain. Of course, summer is lurking around the corner (the dark aka 'hot spot') in our otherwise quite nice climate.

It's a joy to walk around the garden, checking on what's flowering (the mountain laurels are glorious as are the Salvias), what's producing (yikes, more lettuce and greens), and what needs to be changed out (my flats of lettuces and salad mix are destined for the compost pile next week, for sure). But it's been a fabulous spring for lettuces, mesclun mixes, spinach, arugula, etc. as well as an excellent time for our natural landscape of trees, shrubs, and perennials.

I still have transplants, perennials to move, and a couple of hay bales to plant, as well as a long list of other gardening activities. But that's all part of the process.

Regardless, I'm a happy gardener (wildlife, habitat, vegetable, and otherwise) this spring.

2 comments:

  1. We have had so much rain that everything is exploding into growth! Have you noticed how large the poison ivy plants have gotten! Global warming, the gift that keeps giving. gail

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  2. I'm not happy about the poison ivy explosion at all, being quite sensitive to its effects.

    That's what glyphosate is for, says Ms. Organic (that's me).

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