Spring Fever

Spring fever is a term applied to several sets of physical and psychological symptoms associated with the arrival of spring says Wikipedia. It isn’t mentioned here, but I can tell you that at my house it includes being so excited that you can’t sleep. And, you should limit reading gardening books too late at night–might cause an adrenalin rush!

It is way too easy for me to get spring fever — regardless of the time of year. I start counting down the days until spring the day after Christmas. So, you could say that today is a day I look forward to most of the year. However, due to current low temperatures, the quote by Hal Borland below is one I am clinging to today…

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. – Hal Borland

Look at this… the difference between this year and last year …. same week!


But, I am not discouraged ….  no, not one little bit. Spring is my friend and I am willing to wait. I’ll be seeing the forsythia and daffodils blooming soon and I’ll be filling buckets with Moo Poo tea to soak those bareroot roses I ordered this winter while I was “patiently” waiting on spring. Soon … real soon. Fingers crossed!




Bare roots soaking in Moo Poo Tea...

Bare roots soaking in Moo Poo Tea…

Ready and waiting……………

Pol-Reporting for Duty

Do you have anything blooming in your garden or are you, like me, “patiently” waiting?


I had a little help writing tonight…

Mr. Bennet

Mr. Bennet

About Teresa / TheGardenDiary.com

I know that to everything there is a season, but I’m a gardener and I start counting the days until spring the day after Christmas. Gardeners, we are in good company ... Genesis 2:8. I love roses and get completely giddy when it is time for my historical roses to bloom in early June. I live and grow in Zone 5b where I take care of my 175+ roses and their companions. I also co host the Rose Chat Podcast. Check us out @ rosechatpodcast.com. Follow my garden experiences @ http://thegardendiary.com.
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11 Responses to Spring Fever

  1. Checking my garden for signs of spring fifty times a day! :)

  2. I have those same tiny daffodils (?) in my garden! Love them along with crocus faces. ;-)

  3. Jack Falker says:

    Theresa… It’s even colder in Minneapolis, as you might imagine. We too had weather in the 70s and 80s last year at this time and for the last several days it hasn’t gotten out of the 20s. This morning it was minus 2 on the electronic thermometer out in my garden! I think the arctic may be having its revenge this year after all that melting of the last ten years.

  4. Oh those iris are gorgeous. We are balmy and in the 70s this week. Spring comes early here.

    • I love those iris too. I rescued some plants from an area being turned into a parking lot and those were there. They weren’t blooming at the time so I didn’t know they were that beautiful color. Big win!

  5. Thank you for sharing that quote! I will be clinging to that as well in these upcoming weeks where all that’s predicted is snow and more snow.

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