I hate to be on vacation during March because the garden starts to wake up.  This year the cycle of precipitation is such that it’s been nearly impossible to get out and explore without slogging through slop to get a look-see.  Thus I’m getting really antsy to do some kind of gardening so today I snipped some forsythia——from my neighbor’s garden to force into bloom.

newly pruned forsythia

Of course even if I could get a look-see there would be likely nothing blooming TO see.  I’ve accepted the fact that there is a huge population of chippies here in the garden with residence under the shed.  So I don’t bother to plant crocus or snow drops because those chippies wake up in March and devour all they can find.   What they miss the neighboring squirrels finish off.

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