Today, it was a glorious day in Blandford. It was a balmy 65 degrees, I took Rex and Jack for a walk four times without a jacket. But today’s date is March 18th, we just went through the Ides of March and Saint Patrick’s Day, the lion and lamb are nowhere to be found. I went into the backyard and got into a panic because all my plants looked dead and for a minute, I thought that we were in mid May, I calmed myself down when I realized that we are still in March. It is normal that my plants still look like winter is still here,but it will be interesting when Friday rolls around because my plants will have had 5 days of 60 degree weather. I can’t help but wonder if my Azaleas will be budding soon and if the Lilacs will be following as well. I spent some time outside, with my majestic German Shepard Rex lying outside keeping my company, while I cleaned out all the fall and winter debris from the side bed. Shoots are sprouting, they could very well be weeds,I’m not sure. I forget every single year what exactly is in the side bed because I plant new additions and I can’t remember the following year. It is part of the spring excitement, going through the various little flower beds wondering if the shoot is a weed or a perennial, eventually after a few weeks, even I the novice gardener that I still am, figure it out. I could be more methodical about my landscaping but where’s the fun in that? Are you a good plant or a bad plant? To weed or not to weed, that is the question. It is hard to contain my desire to get my hands nice and dirty with the gorgeous weather that is going to bless us for the following weeks. Patience, patience is required but I don’t want to be patient! I want to garden! It is still too soon arghh!