So says Debra Middleton (Aunt Debbi's Garden) on my Facebook page this week, as I was bemoaning the lack of spring weather. I had plenty of supporters of my point of view, which when you think about it, isn't really true. Spring is notorious for being fickle. One day it's so warm you're throwing off your jacket and the next day it's so cold you don't even want to go outside, even with a winter coat.
|Iris reticulata 'Katharine Hodgkin'|
|Crocus chrysanthus 'Prins Claus'|
Each winter it seems like the season gets longer and longer and we get more impatient for spring. But the fact is, it will happen when it happens and there isn't a darn thing we can do about it. As my grandma told me yesterday, "God hasn't missed giving us a spring yet."
That doesn't stop us from being cranky about it though. You know...misery loves company and all that. We really are impatient for the sore muscles and exhaustion that spring tasks bring with it. We're a strange lot, we gardeners, aren't we?
|Crocus chrysanthus 'Fuscotinctus'|