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~ 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”
—Ian Tyson

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.

Springtime in Alberta

picnic anyone?

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
  • rake
  • garbage bags
  • spade
  • peat moss
  • fertilizer
  • 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?