He Knows No WinterHe knows no winter, he who loves the soil, For, stormy days, when he is free from toil, He plans his summer crops, selects his seeds From bright-paged catalogues for garden needs. When looking out upon frost-silvered fields, He visualizes autumn’s golden yields; He sees in snow and sleet and icy rain Precious moisture for his early grain; He hears spring-heralds in the storm’s ‘ turmoil He knows no winter, he who loves the soil.
-SUDIE STUART HAGER
It’s Garden Bloggers Muse Day (GBMD) the first of every month sponsored by Carolyn Choi at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago. And what better time to start dreaming about our gardens in earnest. Groundhog Day is upon us and spring is right around the corner. The seeds started indoors will soon find their way to the garden. The bulbs sleeping under the snowy blanket will throw a blooming party with splashes of bright colors catching your eye here and there.
And our dreams will soon become a reality. Of course that means the to do list will be started….the cleaning up, the planting, the moving, the weeding, the dividing.
But I prefer to dream now…sweet dreams..
of song birds trilling their sweet tune upon the warm sweet spring breezes
of the intoxicating scent of the earth warming in the spring sunlight
of drifts of sweet smelling naturalized spring bulbs in pink, blue, purple and yellow hues
of frogs peeping at night calling others to join them as they frolic in the pond
of the buzz and hum of pollinators –masons, bumbles, honey bees joined by hummingbirds flitting from blossom to blossom
of warm fresh picked fruits and berries grown by loving hands in fertile soil
What are your dreams…are they garden dreams????