Gardening in Colorado is rather like trying to keep your home thermostat set to always meet the comfort needs of a woman experiencing hot-flashes –
It’s not easy –
Oooh! look! 60 degrees and the grass is turning green – maybe I’ll do clean-up and plant some peas…
Oh! Look at the forecast – snow – guess I’ll wait cuz I don’t have time to build row covers – –
Wow! 70 degrees and walk my property in my skort and sleeveless shirt – I get my vitamin D, skin saving protective tan AND plot out this year’s dreams – maybe I’ll put the summer tools out in easy-access reach – – –
DURNIT! Should have left the snow shovel out – just how am I going to leaf-rake this 3 feet of snow?
It’ll be fine — the rhubarb, irises and tulips look good – The Universe will guard me against my failure to build row protection this winter for spring events – – They’ve survived before, why not this year?
WTF it’s snowing again! How? Why? …okay, getting out the snow shovel….
Who said March came in like a lion and left like a lamb? WHO I ask!
Baloney! – It’s April 2nd and the wind is blowing like a banshee – so it can efficiently deliver the next snow storm to my area – wonder if I can simply drape a sheet over my tulips and poppies? The irises and rhubarb have made it fine without me worrying/working too hard – but (sob…) so want to save my beautiful new purple and white tulips from the chaos – –
Frickin’ wind… and snow fast approaching…and nice, sunny day temptresses –
DURNITT! I had to turn my thermostat from “Off” to 65 today – What Gives?!?
I May Never Embrace Fully the Mid-Life Crisis Colorado Is –
I’ve suntanned in December and watched it snow in July – I’ve started gardens two or three times each season in response to hard frosts/blizzards/hail storms and tornadoes – I still haven’t built infrastructures to save me and the plants I love from Mother Nature’s fickleness at what the gardening software says is ‘rare time of the year’ for such events to occur – –
In the end, I may never be a master gardener, but as I walk the seasons and learn, maybe, just maybe, I can provide a loving home for those plants that love living in Colorado as I do – 🙂
Hot flashes And All – 🙂