Spring Has Sprung, But . . .
Winter has made a quick and, we hope, a brief return to Elm Street Gardens. Hopefully the cold will last for only a couple of days. But today Jim and Elizabeth had to cover all the tender spring and summer crops they have been planting in the outdoor beds as well as roll down the sides of the hoop houses and shut them up snug and tight for the cold night or two to come.
Strong winds are blowing the cold front our way so, although the sun is shining brightly this afternoon, you can feel the temperature dropping. The row covers on the outdoor beds are puffed up with the wind, but all the bricks that were brought back to the garden as anchors this morning are holding them down just fine.
I am believing spring is really here despite this little set-back and the sight of the tomato plants and various blossoms and iris blooming give one hope that this is the last burst of winter. Surely . . .