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Monday, April 28, 2014


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I'm having a hard time getting over being upset at the weather this week. I have two new raised beds waiting to be assembled and a big pile of compost in my driveway waiting to fill them and I can't get outside in this miserable weather. It makes me stir crazy to be stuck inside.

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener

Gosh, it really does feel worse this year though. I look back with fondness at the spring of 2012, when we actually had spring and everything was so lush and lovely by this time.

Well if there's one thing that Midwesterners and gardeners do well, it's complain about the weather. The combination of the two can be a lethal weather-complaining cocktail.

After a long weekend in the garden, I'm actually feeling pretty good about where things stand. I got all my beds cleaned out, dealt with some of the more prominent weeds daring to peek their heads out, dug up the garden by the garage that is being redone and potted everything up and even got a few veggies in the ground. I wish I could edge the beds as nothing makes the yard look better, but alas it looks like we are in for serious rain all week so that is a task that will have to wait.


Frankly there is not much we can do about the weather except complain when it keeps us out of the garden. So feel free to spout off!

Lisa at Greenbow

I too have been looking back at my journal wondering if I didn't remember right. We are behind this year. We had several years of warmer than normal temps. This year is the way it is supposed to be but hey, it didn't take too many springs of warm weather to spoil me.

Cindy at enclos*ure

The garden looks lovely. I do remember when we visited in late March two years ago, and it was in the high 70s and all the trees were leafing out. It was a very different story last year.


Cindy — ​You are correct. 2012 was a very early spring that turned into the drought year. A mixed blessing.

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