Monday, May 07, 2007

Anticipation . . .

I am eager to see things happening in the garden. The vegetable nursery starts I set out last week are doing well even though the temperature spiked to 93 degrees today.

We installed soaker hoses to take the hassle out of watering. I'm a little worried that the snails will discover these still-tender sprouts and devour them in a single evening. However they are situated in an area previously overrun with weeds that never attracted the slimy critters so I am forcing my anxiousness away.

I am especially impatient for the zinnia to bloom. I think they are my favorite flower because they grow so easily yet are so pretty.

Without many blooms in the garden it appears as a blank palette, much like this colorless illustration.