Posted by: Kate | April 25, 2018

Oh the Frantic Pace of Spring

The rain has stopped and the sun is shining. Birds are chirping, Flickers are banging on anything metal with their beaks, the frog chorus is starting at night. You can see the grass growing over night.

Spring has settled in on the west coast and for gardeners that means one thing: it’s go time!

Spring is a marathon for gardeners and it’s crucial to remember not to run flat out at the beginning or you’ll burn out. I have a lot to do, but I am forcing myself to enjoy it and pace myself.

I am accepting that I can’t do it all in one season and that this is supposed to be my happy place, not my stressed-out work harder place.

So I have a new plan. A reasonable list of what can be achieved this spring, with an acceptance of what can’t. I still feel the call of the spring garden, but I will pace myself. I will find peace, even with the Spring garden chore list.


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