I am a “glass half full” person but lately I find myself waiting for the “other shoe to fall.” Each good thing seems to be counterbalanced.
We are having a strange spring. February brought warm weather that pushed plant growth. March brought a snowstorm and freezing weather that killed it.
We lost most of our flowering tree blossoms. Trees that always have abundant bloom are looking skimpy. Early leaves got burned too. Hopefully there will be new growth soon.
On the other hand, my blue Hydrangea plants which have had their buds frozen off the last three years appear to be thriving with healthy buds. Maybe it was that talk that I had with them last fall. I used words like “pulling you out” and “taking you to the dump.” Never underestimate the power of words. It works better with plants than with people.
Growth is amazing. It can be people or critters or plants, it’s a miracle. One day something is small and innocent and the next day it’s large and opinionated (maybe that’s just for living creatures).
My tomato plants have started the hardening off process. They spend time outdoors weather permitting and come in at night, much like adolescents until they are ready to plant their roots and properly blossom.
It’s time to fill up the glass and enjoy the good. If a shoe drops, I’ll deal with it then.