It feels like it's been raining forever, but it's only a matter of a few very soggy days. "We need it", or the reservoirs and the ski resorts do, and spring will be (back) on track shortly... but it's frustrating looking-out at soggy earth, not able to go dig and plant and rake and start things growing.
If nothing else, gardening teaches us patience, and acceptance of some things that we just cannot change.
Put on my wellies and did a quick, muddy tour:
- cat or raccoon or coyote has so far only dug up two baby lettuce seedlings
- Dutch iris are starting to bloom
- dahlia cuttings have perked up--they wilted badly at first
- a couple of gladioli have sprouted in the middle of the vegetable bed--I guess I missed a few bulb-lets when lifting them last year
- and a couple of random lilies in the same place? Where did they come from? Don't remember planting them!
- the cosmos and/or other annual seeds are just starting to sprout in the new flower bed and the turkeys haven't found them... yet
- still no sign of the missing sweet peas or garden peas. They are probably inside a turkey, which itself is probably inside a coyote by now.