Here it is â€“ a countdown til spring. From now until the first day of spring, I will post ways to make the dreary days of midwinter a little more merry.
Day 12: Stop and admire the crocuses.
I showed up to school in a great mood yesterday despite being ridiculously exhausted. I think it was because of the sun in the forecast. In the morning, I snapped a picture of the crocuses outside of school and they were closed up tight. By the end of the day, the sun was shining and their petals were open.
Me: Hey Sarah*, do you know what those are?
Sarah: Dandelions? (Nose scrunched and head tilted)
Me: Those are crocuses! When those come up, you know spring is near! How about those (pointing to the nearly open daffodils)…do you know what those are called?
Sarah: Corn! (Then, rethinking that reply and hesitant) You know, because of that part that peels off.
Me: Yeah, they do kind of look like corn. Those are called daffodils though. Ok, so what are those purple ones called again?
Me: (trying to hold back my laughter) Um, crocuses.
Yes, clearly, it’s time for a little plant identification lesson!
*Name changed to protect the innocent. 🙂
Day 13: Plant your backyard berry patch.
Day 14:Â #dirtonmyiPhone
Day 15:Â Start seeds indoors.
Day 16:Â Sew a sassy garden tool belt.
Day 17:Â A class that keeps on giving!
Day 18:Â Buy yourself some flowers.
Day 19:Â Go to the park and play!
Day 20:Â Plant peasÂ (and sign up for myÂ free newsletter!)
Day 21:Â Take a gardening class.
Day 22:Plant bare root.
Day 23:Â Sign up for Seattle Seedlingâ€™s Spring Fling!
Day 24:Â Plant primroses.
Day 25:Â Get yourself a doughnut and make it â€œfor here.â€
Day 26:Â Frequent the Farmersâ€™ Market
Day 27:Â Eat Root Vegetables Disguised as Cake!
Day 28:Â Be a Garden Show Goer.
Day 29:Â Drink more hot chocolate.
Day 30:Â Create a springtime â€œadventâ€ calendar.