Have you ever had the intense urge to pull weeds? I mean where your hands start jerking and you can smell the soil as you finally rip out that humungo weed, roots and all, that has been interrupting your perfect row of beans and bugging the crap out of you for the last few weeks. I have this serious urge and it is driving me crazy. But there is no row of beans or humungo weed and there is little I can do about this urge because IT IS JANUARY and RAINING AGAIN! Raymond suggested I go down to the big greenhouse and pull the weeds that erupted during our balmy fall and I should and will but it is just not the same. Can you hear the whining? Sorry.
I’m in limbo. It’s too early to start seeds. I’m sick of cleaning. My stock plants are all repotted. Weeding we already discussed. So today I started downloading pictures of all the new perennials I will be growing this year. Maybe it will help. Once I have all of them on file I will start updating our website which is fun but a lot of seatwork (and nibbling which leads to my attached seat getting bigger). As I was choosing what pictures to use my eyes started being drawn to other things in the photos; cloud formations in the vivid blue sky, a house in the background with a nice porch, how neatly the garden was edged. There were even a few sneaky little weeds in some of the pictures that I just wanted to rip out but once again I am thwarted by things beyond my control. I do have to admit as much as that nervy weed bugs me I am consoled knowing that even those I admire have weeds. It’s okay to have weeds because if the weeds won’t grow neither will the plants that you plant. Photo courtesy of Walter's Gardens.
What has really caught my attention as I have become severely distracted from my task at hand (downloading the flower pictures, remember) are the daylily photos. They are soooo staged that they are almost gaudy. The pictures don’t represent how daylilies actually look in the garden. They are set up to look like they are in a bouquet which is fine if you only want it to last a day, they are ‘daylilies’ after all. Some of the combinations are sweet but some are, well, decide for yourself…
For now these pictures are all I have until June or so. I shouldn't complain. After all it was these pictures (along with the written descriptions of course) that lured me into buying them.
Back to work. I made a list of all that I want to get done today and so far I have only downloaded perennial pictures. I am still hoping to make a batch of soap, put together an order for pots and soil, organize my plant scheduling notebook, put together a plant list for a design Amelia and I are working on, line up judges for the goat shows at the Washington County Fair, and make egg salad. Oh, and of course post this blog. Until next time- think Spring!