Wednesday, March 21

a lawn and garden report

It’s suddenly springtime: Robins on top of the house, fattening rabbits in the yard, a dandelion flowering alongside the back walk. I should have listened to my older relatives and planted flats of seeds for the garden a month ago. It may well be past time to get some of the hardier stuff in the dirt. There was a little rain and the lawn is if not exactly green, then also not exactly entirely dead. A couple of last year’s brassicas give some evidence of having survived the winter, mild and unsatisfying as it was.