Friday, March 21, 2008

I'm ready...

I don't think I've ever been as ready for spring as I am this year. What a crazy winter - between the weather and family illnesses, I can honestly say I can't remember needing spring as much as I do right now.
It must be coming, though, because the tulips are up about an inch or so. Surprisingly, there is no sign of all the crocus I planted nor of the daffodils, but I know they are to come.
We turned the waterfall back on last week. We haven't yet spotted our three goldfish (Goldie, Genevieve and Bob) and the leaf netting is still draped over the pond. As usual, there is much to be done as soon as the weather warms.
The ryegrass in the vegetable garden is only about an inch high but it will burst as soon as we get a few warm days. Once the soil dries out a bit, I'm going to begin planting spring lettuce, radish, some broccoli and onion sets. I overplanted my lettuce last year. I was taking bags of it to the neighbors. I mustn't go lettuce crazy this spring, lest they think I really am crazy.


Marianne Peters said...

Hi Jessica! It's Marianne Peters, who shared a lovely meal with you and several other crazy female gardener-types in OK City last fall. I love your blog! I've been out in my garden poking around desperately for signs of life--the daffodils are just about to unfurl, and it's a sight for sore eyes. Our winter has been long and precipitous to say the least! Hope your spring comes soon!

Jessica Walliser said...

Hi Marianne!
So nice to hear from you! I hope you are well and 'business' is good. I am about to post about my morning in the garden, so you'll find out that, at long last, there is some activity in the garden...both on my part and Mother Nature's. Hooray!