3 days ago
Monday, March 18, 2013
Spring has sprung here. The occasional day in the sixties has edged up to the more common seventies. The blossoms are decorating the Bradford Pear trees and my plum tree is thinking seriously about it.
A river of purple Henbit has poured down my back yard.
Really quite attractive but insidious. When I first moved here, there was just a sprinkling. Now it is EVERYWHERE.
Now why can't my voles eat this stuff??
I finally mowed it down this Saturday. I am thinking that perhaps I have so much of it because it lures me in each year with its lovely splash of color after a drab winter so I wait too long to mow. Also the spring rains make mowing difficult.
To some it is a pretty flower, to me it is a weed. I once read that a weed is any plant growing where it is not planned. A rose bush in a cornfield is a weed. My Henbit is not planned, therefore a weed.
This is an edible plant that I have yet to try. But then I haven't gotten around to noshing on Dandelions yet either.
It is in all in my flower beds which I am tackling a bit at a time each day. I try to give the yard two hours each day. Getting the body in shape for spring is such a hassle. Thank goodness for Epsom Salts soaks, they work wonders.
While Spring brings us beauty, it also brings us sore muscles that are suddenly active after a winter of under use. For some unlucky ones like me, it also provides runny noses, sneezing and itchy eyes.
Certainly there is a list of cons to Spring but the list of pros is so long that one pays no attention to the not so fun parts. I do love Spring.
Here's hoping Spring has sprung in your area and you're are getting your hands dirty, enjoying the blossoms of rebirth, stretching your muscles with fun outdoor activities, letting those bright rays of sunshine brighten your mood, and that there are no weeds in your life, plant or human.
at 6:04 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti