For various reasons, March is one of my favorite months, with the obvious being the first day of spring (yay!) and my birthday (a mixed blessing). I started thinking about a March post last week and started writing one over the weekend and, then, Carole picked "Ten Reasons I'm Happy it's March" as the ToT topic. Well, that fits right in to where my brain is at the moment.
March is a month of change, as the days grow longer and, therefore, warmer. Warmer days bring out plant life and the bulbs start to show their spears.
March is a month of potential, as the afore mentioned bulbs will eventually show their true colors! The jonquils across the way are popping through the soil and could be in bloom before months end. They usually show earlier in the month, but everything will be late this year.
Our front garden is a mess because of the broken pipe and the digging that resulted when they fix it. I see a few new crocus fighting to the surface, but most of the garden is a pile of dirt or still covered with a foot of snow. Orange paint and flags still leave their mark, giving the mess a spot of color. We are thinking through plans to dig out much of the garden, replace bad dirt with good, and replant the hundreds of bulbs (in the fall) and the ground cover.
In March the soil starts to dry out and warm, which means the carport garden may be able to sustain life. We have plans to plant spinach and radishes right away and lettuces in the next couple of weeks. Whether this garden is viable is still in the offing, but we're willing to try it for another year before giving up.
Seed packets are still arriving, but Smith has many plants started an some of the early, cooler weather loving veggies will be in the ground by mid-month.
March is a month of bluer skies and, while we'll still have plenty of snow days, there will be many more days of warmth and sun. The birds are having fun and they have started to sing their mating songs. With the sun up above, instead of the gray, spring in full bloom!