Every year it happens. People say that the weather is unpredictable, but every year the same thing happens. The weather in Salt Lake fooled everyone but me. Each Spring, the weather turns warm and beautiful. The tulips and daffodils are fooled into coming from their underground dens. The ducks mate without shame on the lawns. The humans plant tender flowers and vegetables. Then, like clockwork, the Winter is back with a vengeance, crushing the tulip and daffodils, chilling the duck eggs and killing the flowers and vegetables.
I escaped it this year. I was busy with my new life and working my butt off somewhere else, so my flowers didn’t get planted and my herbs sat in the kitchen window. My darling plants were spared the vengeance of the jealous winter this year. Spring is back for real now, and yesterday I planted my lovely flowers.
Here are some quotations about Spring.
Introduction and quote compilation by Laura S. Moncur, Staff Writer.
- “Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.”
- Victor Hugo
- Charles Kuralt’s Spring Audio Cassette by Charles Kuralt – The closest thing the United States had to a poet laureate was Charles Kuralt. Listen to him tell you some spring tales.
- All My Edens : A Gardener’s Memoir Hardcover by Pat Welsh – A collection of pictures, tips and narratives about gardening.
- Gardening for Dummies Paperback by Michael MacCaskey – Haven’t planted yet? Get started with this book. All you’ll need to know to start and maintain your garden.
- Square Foot Gardening : A New Way to Garden in Less Space With Less Work Paperback by Mel Bartholomew – Sometimes called “Postage Stamp” gardening, Mel explains the methods for cultivating a garden anywhere. Don’t let lack of land stop you from enjoying yourself.
- Yahoo’s Recreation:Home and Garden:Gardening – Tons of links to gardening sites.