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Monday, April 16, 2012

It is Hot!!!!.......

So....it would appear that Mother Nature is testing us....again. The calender says April....but that thermometer says something else entirely!!! It is hot. Thankfully this isn't supposed to last....and then we will get back to Spring. This is a good thing...just the other day I was thinking how much I like Spring. I am, very much so, looking forward to my gardens in June. I love when they are full and lush and enjoying the summertime....but there is something really special about the world in the Spring. The colors are much more subdued....the greens are lighter and the colors more pastel....but they are peaceful...and hopeful all at the same time. The trees aren't in full leaf....but they are just as pretty when they are starting to bud....and there are no roses, yet, but the promise of what is to come is exciting, too. There are a lot of empty spaces in the gardens....where the annuals and summer bloomers will be....but it gives you the chance to enjoy what is blooming now...and we should. This is the time of year when we kick it into high gear...and try to do too much all at once. So much to do....so little time. Every Gardener is the same....we all want the "perfection"...and the sooner the better!! The irony here is that there is no such thing as "perfection" and every seasoned Gardener knows that the garden is never DONE. There is always something else to do....always. Sometimes we just have to remember to enjoy the day....look around and see the beauty in the process.....because it will always be a process. And, if the truth is told, the most efficient "slower-downer" in the world is a hot day......hey....maybe that Mother Nature knows what she is doing after all....how about some lemonade????? 

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