I admit it; I am easily seduced by plants.
A colorful and highly fragrant nursery display plays on my weakness.
On Friday I was in the thrall of spring promises. The day was sunny and warm. When I went to the grocery and garden center, it didn't take much to draw me to a display of bedding plants instead of the aisles of food.
Tossing my grocery shopping list aside, I found myself filling my cart with tomato plants, cilantro, lettuce, pansies and violas. Allyssum perfumed inside my car as I hurried home, eager to grab a trowel and create my garden bed tapestry.
I tried to resist surrendering to what they suggested to my soul:
Spring is here...now is the moment...give in! The soil is rich and loamy; the sunshine warm and welcoming.
In the back of my mind I heard the voice of reason reminding me that it was still winter for another day.
Phfff my heart replied. Carp Diem! You will find the gardening to be sweet... come, plant and enjoy!
No wonder I gave in so easily to the siren call of the plants in the garden center!
The tulips, daffodils, iris and hyacinth are steadily inching up, pacing themselves for a true spring time arrival.
Be patient, they whisper. Be patient and wait for us. Our blossoms will arrive in due season.
Be prepared to welcome us when we arrive!