Friday, March 6, 2009

Remember Summer?

For all of us who are dreaming of the turning of the seasons, digging in the earth, flowers blooming in the garden rather than on a window sill . . . here's a bit of summer.

I've conveniently left out the weeds, the sweat, the gnats . . .

But I wish I could include the magnolia's intoxicating fragrance, the sound of tree frogs in the night, the smell of new-mown grass . . .

The comments on yesterday's post made me see that there are some more folks out there, itching to get at the garden.

Is it human nature always to be yearning a little ahead?

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Susan M. Bell said...

I have said more than once that I LOVE winter. Cold is great, snow is great, etc. But, I will admit, I can't wait to get my garden going this year. I'm not expecting much mind you, especially since I'm going to be experimenting with some things I've never actually planted before, but isn't that partly what it's all about...trial and error? You learn as you go and do better the next year.

One thing I do miss about living in GA is the Magnolia trees. I love the smell. Wish they could grow up here.

Vicki Lane said...

We have a magnolia tree that blooms -- the real southern magnolia with the big white waxy blooms. I planted it almost twenty years ago.

This is at around 2500 feet -- you all over in Spruce Pine are probably higher and colder.

Trial and error is at the heart of my gardening -- plus the Darwinian survival of the fittest.

Susan M. Bell said...

According to what I just looked up, our average elevation is 2,560.79. HMMMMM. Makes me wonder if I could grow a magnolia here. I just may have to give it a try.

Vicki Lane said...

Hey, Susan,

Re magnolia -- worth a try! But they do need sun to bloom. Ours did nothing for years till I had some trees that were shading it half the day cut down.

And your five questions are up over at your place!