Garden season is underway and a sudden burst in activity has prompted a frenzy of posts to my social media accounts. I’ve made several quick minute-long videos and thought I’d share some of them with you here.
The first set of videos were shot impromptu from my kitchen counter and are quick little snapshots highlighting some of the new seeds I’ve acquired (by purchase or trade) to grow this year.
I intended to continue making more daily Seed Talk videos, but spring arrived in my garden last weekend and from that moment on it was all systems go! We had two glorious days of sunshine and mild temperatures in which I was able to do basic cleanup and a whole lot of pruning. So much pruning. We cut back: Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); raspberry canes; the climbing rose, although it was a tentative pruning just to get a few unruly stems out of the way; honeysuckle vine, and ‘Snow in Summer’ clematis, although that was not the full pruning, just an attempt to see the fence underneath a blanket of last year’s growth.
As you can imagine, one hundred and one new events have occured in the garden since I shot these videos last weekend. This is how the spring garden is. You wait and wait and just when you are sure you will lose your mind in waiting, the garden bursts forth overnight and from then on it is a race to keep up. Here’s my spring chore list. Many of these items have been checked off since last weekend. Just this morning I was feeling overwhelmed by all there is to do, but I now realize that I am actually ahead of my usual schedule!
New growth. New beginnings. I am riding the optimism and excitement of change and everything that is to come. We made it through winter!