Finally, spring is making its way to Mingo County! I have been patiently waiting to see my spring bulbs bloom and to get out in my garden and plant my spring crops. Well, maybe I haven’t been all that patient.
I was so excited when my daffodils and hyacinths started pushing their way through the ground, but the weather still felt so very wintry. Unfortunately, the deer ate all of my tulip bulbs…every single one…silly deer! My iris bulbs are sprouting, and soon I will be rewarded with their beautiful blooms. I can’t wait!
This week, my daffodils and hyacinths finally bloomed, and how very gorgeous they are! It’s no wonder my favorite flowers are spring bulbs, and of course hydrangea, but I’ll have to wait a while yet for those to bloom.
And, even more exciting than watching the flowers bloom in my yard is being able to get in my garden and plant my spring crop. I love getting in my garden boxes, tilling the soil, and planting my own vegetables. There is nothing better than eating fresh food from your own garden! I already have some yummy chives popping up. I use no fertilizer or pesticides on my plants, so I know what I eat is actually good for me.
I am a barefoot and bare hands gardener. I have tried to wear shoes and gloves when I garden, but I just can’t do it. I love the feel of the dirt on my feet and under my nails. I love the work that goes into tending my garden…I don’t even mind pulling the weeds. I love the reward of fresh fruits and veggies, and lovely flowers, for all the work. I just love being out in nature and being able to enjoy the rebirth and growth of spring and summer. Bring on the warmth!