~ last year’s Rudbeckia ~
“Just like springtime in Alberta
Warm sunny days and the skies of blue
Then without a warning
Another winter storm comes raging through”
Theoretically, March 21st is the spring equinox. Even at the 51st latitude, you’d think we’d have a semblance of spring. Unfortunately, this is what my backyard looks like.
Not a promising start to my gardening for this year. But I am making a “List of things I need to garden” and this is what I have so far:
- garden gloves
- garbage bags
- peat moss
- bedding plants (forget seeds, growing season is too short)
- warm coat
- snow shovel
- heat lamp
- geodesic dome
Springtime in Alberta . . . chills me to the bone.
How’s springtime at your latitude?