It's cold out. I mean really cold out. Like blustering winds, hats, mitts and scarves kind of cold out. What happened to Spring? Are we being punished for our delightfully mild and late winter? Is there nothing we can do? You'd think that a gardener would have more patience, I don't. I wanna get dirty. I wannna clean gardens and say hello to these sleepy plants that are starting to poke their heads out.
Two nights ago I had the funniest dream. I dreamt that all plants were retractable like a turtle. If it was too cold for them, they could move back down slowly into the earth and stay warm :)
A few days ago, I took this photograph of a very tall Fan tail Willow that I planted in a customer's garden. The pussy willows are just coming into bud. This shrub is finally making its signiture shape of branc, the shape of a fan. What is so remarkable about this photograph is the deep grey color of the sky. The Nether Wetwork says that it will be 15 C and sunny by next Saturday. I have my fingers crossed, and In the mean time I have been admiring photographs of flowers that have the sun shining directly onto them, and imagining that I too am feeling the warmth of the sun.