Before we dig in the soil, we dig into books!
As some of my garden friends know, I was ready to shop at the garden centers this week. Crazy! Mid-February in Cincinnati is a tad early. But one thing I can do is visit my garden plots at the park to get a feel for what made it through the winter and get a better feel of the new garden area for the forthcoming Medieval Garden. And of course, read more garden books!! (Yes, two exclamation points, I am that excited!)
This is about what I would do if I still had my own yard. I would head out in the morning, coffee in hand, and look for those first signs of life and note plants that needed to be evicted while creating a running list of plants that I may want to add to the garden plan. What is different this year is I am planning a Medieval Garden. I thought it would be interesting to learn about a period of history and how people gardened in that time. I studied Medieval history for a while when I started college, more years ago than I want to admit. Needless to say, gardens and plants were not part of the class discussions.
While the threat of snow still lingers, forecasted for next week- blahhhh-- I will read about Medieval plants, make my wish list and find the nurseries around me that carry said plants.