After Tuesday's swirl of snow in Seattle, I went to Cliff Mass's blog for weather comfort, and found this cartoon....and more talk of snow. The ten day forecast shows nothing but rain and highs hovering in the 40's, plunging into the 30's at night...no warm soil or gentle spring rains in our near future...
If we feel impatient for the soil and air temperature to warm up enough so that it's even close to pleasant to work in the garden, think how impatient tender plants are by now to get back outside....These succulents, scented leaf geraniums and begonias have been sitting around inside since late October, dropping their leaves in protest over being housebound for five months. The plants long to spread their roots into sun-warmed soil as much as we can't wait to plunge our gloved hands into soil not saturated with cold rain...And we all, plant and human alike, crave the renewal of spring sunshine.
Can't you just feel the droopy impatience of these plants waiting to go back out in the fresh air??
And Bridget's disgust looking out from her perch on my desk in Seattle, her dreams of a walk around Greenlake fading as the sleet blows sideways.