Surely, I am not the only person with a garden that is confused by the strange weather this season? I’ve got seedlings in the ground that have succumbed to the dip in temperatures and flowers struggling to grow. Leaves and stalks reaching up toward the sun, but falling short of exploding into a blossom of color. (Except for one Iris, she managed to proclaim her presence to the world)
It’s kind of sad…and anti-climactic.
I’m not the most patient of souls. I dig the holes, plant the seeds, and give them some water. The least my garden could do is yield a crop worthy of winning a shiny ribbon at a county fair. I want results and I want them today.
Instead, I’ve got only a few seedlings that have managed to survive and are steadily pushing their way into this world. Perhaps, this is a good sign.
Now that the sun has been shining and the ground has been heating up, things will get back on track. Maybe, these plants will be the hardiest of vegetables. Maybe…
Ah, well. If not, I guess this means there’s a trip to a Farmer’s Market or a Fruit Stand in my future. 😉