Yesterday, was an AMAZINGLY nice day here for first of March...warm and sunny...almost made it to 50 degrees. Almost. Oh yeah, I was out there digging around in it...mostly clean up stuff....but it's just so darned easy for me to jump the gun. I told myself, I'm not doing it this year. For the first time in 35 years of gardening....I AM NOT GOING TO JUMP THE GUN.
...and then it happens. You get a message from the Universe.
Three little Viola plants that I could NOT RESIST buying froze to death last night.
“It was such a pleasure to sink one's hands into the warm earth, to feel at one's fingertips the possibilities of the new season.”
― Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden