Some years, when winter won't release its icy hold, when spring is reluctant to make an appearance, I get desperate. I am taking the gotta have it desperation of a drug addict except my addiction is of the earth. I hit a point when the white is too overwhelming. The sky is still gray or overcast, the ground is white and it just won't warm up.
At this point I pull out a couple of gardening DVD's. Yes you read that right. I have a DVD on growing perennials, one on gardening in general, planting an orchid and I just got one on growing herbs. These are filled with greenery galore: flowers, vegetables, fruits, and all sorts of things to make you feel as if you have run away to wonderland.
I love gardening. I love raising vegetables. I love having fresh flowers flowing in between the trees, vegetables and herbs. I would classify my style as flowing rather than precisely neat. I don't grow plants in rows, I don't have plants arranged from short to tall. I just plant them wherever and allow things to just fit where I can put them.
In three days I am off to a place with trees, green, and even a farmers market which to me is Paradise.....LOL