I didn’t know until this month about Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. Hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens, it’s a thing garden bloggers do on the 15th of each month to show what’s in bloom all around the world at that moment.
Here in zone 4b/5a central New Hampshire, we are just barely finished with winter. Temps dipped into the low 30Fs the last two nights, with highs for the next ten days predicted in the 60s and 70s. We have not had much rain at all in three weeks. I’ve been planting seeds for peas (about a month ago), carrots, radish, beets, arugula, dill, cilantro, and flowers. In a week or two, I will start planting squash and cucumber seeds, green bean seeds, after-the-frost flowers, and cherry tomato, basil, and bell pepper seedlings.
A glimpse of what’s in bloom here now.
Some tulips last so long you could almost dust them off, and others you can’t trust over night. — Constance Spry
So-called Weeds, in lawn and beds:
Tree and Shrub Blooms:
in love and flowers pick themselves”
― E.E. Cummings, Collected Poems
Come back in June to see what’s flowering then!
By the time one is eighty, it is said, there is no longer a tug of war in the garden with the May flowers hauling like mad against the claims of the other months. All is at last in balance and all is serene. The gardener is usually dead, of course.
— Henry Mitchell, The Essential Earthman, 1981
Even your weeds are gorgeous! I’m very jealous because we still have my husband’s little fishing boat taking up most of our little yard. I love the quotations you’ve included here, especially the last one from Henry Mitchell!
Thanks, Laurie! I am having a slight love affair with weeds this year, reading all about their nutritional value, their energy, and how to cook with them in The Wild Wisdom of Weeds (Katrina Blair).
Our yard is full of weeds, so maybe I should look for that book!
Get it for your library, Laurie 😉 It’s about 13 weeds that grow pretty much everywhere in the world, including some in the Arctic circle.