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Oct 15, 2011 8:19 PM CST
|Spring begins for us in late Feb/early March. I can hardly wait to pull down the temporary greenhouses and see what survived the freezes, whats budding and blooming, and which plants didn't come back. It's the time for renewal. Changing the beds, adding new plants, and re-potting are all enjoyable tasks in spring. The weather's cool enough to work outside all day. Gee, I can't wait for spring!|
Oct 15, 2011 9:19 PM CST
|I can't decide which season is my favorite ... probably Spring. Here in this part of Florida there's always some plant blooming year round but I seem to always be ready for the next season to arrive! Our spring is usually fairly short here but if we have a particularly cold winter it's always wonderful when spring arrives. |
Then summer gets here and seems to go on forever, and the heat and humidity are so oppressive that I'm wishing for autumn in July!
We don't get much of a fall season here unfortunately, and I sure wish we did. I love when the days are cool and the humidity is low and it's pleasant to be outside, and it's always great when there's a little nip in the air at night!
Winter is my least favorite season and I dislike real cold weather. I've lived in Florida so long and haven't owned a coat in 45 years ... I remember going to Colorado once at Thanksgiving and had to borrow a heavy coat, hat and gloves from my sister for the trip. It was the first and only time I've been in negative temperatures and having to wear so many layers of clothes was an experience ... I thought I was going to fall over from all the weight. If I lived somewhere with long cold winters I'd have to hibernate for sure. I can take a few weeks of winter but prefer it to be quick so that spring can arrive again. Am I wishy washy or what?
Ok ... I guess I'm Team Spring and Team Fall!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Oct 16, 2011 4:29 AM CST
|I am team 'early spring'. The plumeria start waking up here around the end of February and I then start a mad regimen of fertilizing. By the end of March we may see our first blooms. |
Having said that, our 'winter' is the time when we can be most active in the yard and so I usually undertake a big project. Two years ago we built a pergola, last year we made shell paths, and this year I am working on creating a new succulent garden in one of my beds. The cooler days mean I can spend a lot more time outside without keeling over from the excessive heat in the summer.
Oct 16, 2011 1:53 PM CST
|Team spring for sure, I love to feel the warmth of the sun on my face once again after the long cold winter, watching the trees, shrubs and plants start to grow and hoping that I haven't lost any. To be able to dig in the dirt and plan what plants to move and which ones to add. Spring brings back the summer birds and the swallows that inhabit my garden, spring brings joy to me. |
I love Vivaldi "the Four Seasons" and my favorite part of course is "Spring".
Oct 16, 2011 6:34 PM CST
|Spring, with Winter coming in second. Working seasons are reversed here. Too hot in Summer, but rarely too cold in Winter to work outside. Ground doesn't freeze generally, so can still dig and such. But Spring is definitely my favorite. Love the wild, if sometimes frightening, weather and all the alive greenness. |
You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Oct 16, 2011 10:40 PM CST
|Spring, definitely spring! Winter is too long, frozen, snowy. Spring brings the promise of things to come, plus I can finally get outside and dig in the dirt, plant seeds and see plants reawakening.|
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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