Saturday, May 12, 2007

I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the tulips , , ,

Spring has to be the best time of year, at least outside my window. There is no match for the color of the tulips in our garden and around town, and the pink of the almond shrubs is a pink even a man can love.
The soil in our yard is heavily populated by earthworms, the shrubs and the lawn are home this spring to thousands of ladybird beetles. Bees the size of hummingbirds (hyperbole) have started to fumble the fecund blossoms, and the robins feeding on the lawn are fat with worms and bugs of every sort.
In the greenhouse, tomato plants are thriving and lettuce will be ready to eat in a week or so. Our first feed of asparagus was a real treat; amazing how close this wonderful vegetable follows the snow. Rhubarb is another early treat and the sour leaves (suhrump) are ready to go; I'm looking forward to a lot of summa borscht over the next while.

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