I didn't just want the Illusion of Fresh Flowers... I wanted to be able to gather them from my own Garden for Springtime Bouquets! I wanted to cut my Fresh Herbs as I needed them for meals... and pick Veggies from the back yard Victory Garden!
And I wanted to Experiment with growing various Flowers I Love but have never had in the Garden... and which I could pick and dry for those exquisite dry Bouquets that would last long after Seasonal Blooms faded.
And I have to Confess that I am missing the abundant blooms in my huge Old Garden at the Historic Homestead where all the plants were so mature that it was a showstopper every Spring!
Though a much smaller Garden is much easier to maintain and I'm Grateful for less Work, it does take getting used to. So since I have had to go over to the Old Homestead to keep it secure... afterwards I've just sat in the Old Garden, soaking in the abundant blooms with the Birds and Butterflies it attracts.
I realized in all the Settling In with a Big Move there are so many things we used to do regularly that we just didn't get around to doing this first full year at the New Home. Things that I really didn't realize how much I'd miss even just for one full turn of the Seasons!
And Yes, it's not as if this is the first or last time I'll think I will and then I don't. Let me count the Projects I Passionately wanted to get around to and never did even without a Big Move... ha ha ha... No, let's NOT, we'd be here entirely too long! *Winks*
And sure... I know it isn't too late yet to go out and just buy some plants... or seeds... or Fresh Cut Flowers and get a late start on Transforming things into a Springtime Wonderland. And I probably WILL do that instead.
Because I know that in due time this New Garden and my Courtyards at New Villa Boheme' will eventually be Transformed once we've been here long enough to put our stamp upon it all. I guess Spring Fever just makes me impatient to have it.
I've never been very good at delayed gratification I have to admit. If there's anything I want I tend to go hard for it so that I don't have to wait and be patient for too long. Patience is not one of my Virtues! *Winks*
But I suppose if the plants don't mind suffering thru the heat of a delayed planting... perhaps I shouldn't mind suffering thru the heat of just getting into the Garden later than I'd Planned? Just to get my hands dirty... and smell the Earth... regardless of the outcome of the potential Harvest.
Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian