Do you have spring fever yet?
I think all gardeners get this feverish condition as soon as sunny days appear. When I lived in Wisconsin, all the snow had to melt before spring fever occurred.
Here in California, mid-February and cold sunny days means all the gardeners I know are quietly asking each other “Did you plant anything yet?” Actually that is a big topic at work. We all say “No not yet. But soon. Soon.”
Last week I told my green thumb buddies, I plan to plant sweet pea seeds, and onion sets and garlic sets.
Sure enough, today I went to my local nursery and bought 100 sets of Red Weatherfield Onions, and 3 bulbs of California Garlic. I added a giant bag of Cocoa Bean Hulls for mulch, and 3 bulbs of "Tiger Orange" Lily. The picture on the package shows bright orange petals with speckles, which is the signature plant that reminds me of my mom, so I had to buy that!
How do you handle this sweet malady called spring fever? I think the best cure is planting things that you love. What are you planting as the cure?
This photo is from zizzybaloobah at creativecommons