Some species tulips are blooming. I love these things.
I am guessing it is fully spring now in most parts of the northern hemisphere. If the snow has not melted where you are, it is at least threatening to: no? Then I am sorry to blather on about spring gardening.
Yesterday I walked around outside without my tools or even anything remotely resembling “gardening apparel or accouterments.” The purpose of this journey was twofold: one, I was tired of (indoor, paid) work and two, I wanted to take a mental note of what lies ahead for me in terms of (outdoor, unpaid) work. I find it is very important to make one of these reconnaissance missions WITHOUT TOOLS OR GLOVES because, had I had either, I would immediately have set myself to work. And work is not the point: the assessment of work is the point.
How do you do it? Do you make lists? Do you zero in on a problem area and just get started? Do you pick one task only (say, raking), and then take that on? Are you, well, are you organized? If you do any of the above, I take my sunhat off to you, and bow deeply.
It is spring and I am a SPAZ. Techncially, I have been gardening all year long (thanks to the greenhouse) but now I somehow forget, completely, what it means to do the simplest of gardening tasks. So I ping back and forth, mentally cannot hold one complete thought in my head, and attack all the chores at once but accomplish very little. And I go through this every. single. year.
Somehow it all evens out and I calm down and things get accomplished. Now: I did bring my gloves outside with me, right? And my trowel?