~ Shamrocks ~
The first few days of this week were gorgeous here. Sunny and in the low 70s. I spent most of the day outside on Monday and felt like the kid that doesn't want to come in until the street lights come on. So, on Wednesday and Thursday when the skies turned gray and the rain started to fall it was a bit of a let down. Seems to be the way it works right after I wash my car ;-).
This morning as I took a little walk around the garden, I was amazed at the changes that had taken place in such a short time. I bought the shamrock plant (above) for St. Patrick's Day several years ago. Afterwards I planted it in the garden and it has been thriving ever since. Soon it will be covered in beautiful little pink flowers.
Seeds planted in my vegetable garden are beginning to sprout.
Broccoli planted last fall is really taking off this week.
The daffodils should be opening any day now. I can hardly wait.
The petite Tete a Tete daffodils were just green shoots on Tuesday and look at them now.
Earlier in the week I fertilized and deadheaded the pansies. They were looking a bit bedraggled after the winter. The combination of sun and rain has already worked it's magic in making them begin blooming once again.
Although days like this may not be as uplifting as bright sunny days, they play an important role in the garden and I'll try to remember that the next time I'm tempted to complain about the weather :-).
I'm off to walk with my little four legged friend.
Have a Happy Weekend and don't forget to Spring forward. Yay ~ more daylight.