Garden 337

A cottage garden in an urban setting

Bloom Day: March 15

I did not expect to have anything to offer this month.  Often snow still covers the gardens.  Or cold March winds convince reluctant early bloomers to stay wrapped in frost proof jackets.  But we have had a strangely warm winter and an early hint of spring.  Temperatures today were in the 70’s.  And though I know this cannot last, I am enjoying the warmth while it is here.

And though the temperatures are warm, March days are still short.  But there were two blooms today: a hellabore and a crocus.  My Nikon’s battery was not charged and so I had to take these with my phone, not the best of instruments, I’m afraid.  Or, perhaps it is the photographer who needs to bear the blame.

About Me

I haven’t always been a gardener, but I have always loved gardens. It has taken 16 years to get my gardens into the shape they are today. And, I’ve had help. I’m 74 years old, have rheumatoid arthritis, and had a late stage cancer six years ago. I am, though, intrepid. I’m the kind of person who plods along, tailoring my goals as I go. Last November I had a long overdue knee replacement surgery and I’m hoping this spring, summer, and fall will be able to maintain and find even more joy working in all of my garden beds. Full disclosure, though. I have a garden guy who comes once a week to work in my gardens.


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