Sunday, September 10, 2006


Oh, spring came to my garden
And caught it unaware
Wearing just a few old leaves
And a dejected air.
But when spring left my garden,
Its work so deftly done,
Many, many Daffodils
Were dancing in the sun.

-Velma D. BATES.

Well, maybe not many, many daffodils.....but a few anyway. Things are looking decidedly purty around my garden after all my hard work. I put in a few more hours today, too. Can't wait to see it in a few more weeks, when everything's grown a bit and the trees have all their leaves again.

I was completely slack in the autumn and never got around to planting the big boxful of bulbs I mail-ordered back in February. I should have masses of Dutch iris, tulips and freesias blooming now. But instead I only have the few that have survived my neglect over the past few years. Oh well, there's always next year. I'll just put the box in the beer fridge for a few weeks, come Summer - I'm sure Bike Boy won't mind making room for them - and they should grow beautifully for next Spring.

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