In May, everyone is a gardener.
At least, here in Michigan they are! After a long, cold, rather colorless winter, none of us can resist the colors, the feel, the smell of real live plants. The nurseries are packed with gardeners in May. (It's almost as bad as the mall in December.) We can't wait to plant some petunias and bring a little spring to our garden patches.
Now, I'm right in there with everyone else, a garden junkie eager for my spring fix. But I know that the best time to hit the nurseries is . . . about now. Why?
AND -- there are plenty of parking spaces and no crowds! It's garden shopping heaven!
Hanging baskets for $5? I cut the hangers off, and place them all around my garden for punches of color. This year, I even created a "faux window box" with hanging baskets at my dining room window!
And with my "bonus bucks"? Well, I stocked up on perennials. And then spent yesterday afternoon planting.
And what a perfect planting day! Cool. Overcast. Misty rain. Ideal weather for planting (or transplanting).
I'm sure my neighbors get a chuckle out of me when I haul out my planting "equipment"! Especially when I pull my compost around in a wagon. . . With all my wheeled garden vehicles, I have my own Dirt Convoy!
But. . . things are looking pretty good!
I'm diggin' it!