Spring is here after an unusually dry winter, during which our moisture was turned into snow and dumped on the east coast. The rains have begun on a regular basis, and the warmer weather makes the blue herons broody. They have begun standing on last year's nests in their rookery, making a noise like rusty gates. A local owl was up at 4:00 this morning, playing his mournfully beautiful flute.
I have been browsing through seeds and plants in the area, and found a strawberry pot which will grow the plants vertically, taking up less garden space. Unfortunately, it cost about three times what I expected to pay. Instead, the clerk generously offered me one she has at home and is not using. Maybe I can leave a gift card at the nearby espresso stand for her.
I have two more rows to plant, plus my rhubarb plant that has begun showing its leaves above the surface. Maybe this year I will plant broccoli and bush beans. The garden also grows food for Helpline House, a place for those in need. I still have kale in the freezer from last fall, so I think I planted too much. We hope the neighbor will let us keep a potted tomato plant on his porch, which offers strong sunshine and easy access from our house.
Spring daydreaming. Let me know what you expect to plant.