Let the flora and fauna begin~!! ✿ I think we are all ready for the warmer spring like weather and the beautiful blossoms to come! To be able to plant in our garden without the threat of a frost. As we know in our mid-atlantic region we should wait til beginning of April to be sure of our planting outside. I still have my fall cold weather plants producing such as my Kale and Collards. In the meantime turn your soil add the composting to it and prepare it.
Some great information a spring garden calculator: http://awaytogarden.com/when-to-start-seeds-calculator/
A Vegetable Planting Guide and Recommended Planting Dates: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/426/426-331/426-331_pdf.pdf
We had a long unpredictable Winter to say the least! It is still somewhat so when we have these Sun filled days, get out and enjoy this warmer weather, it is proven to be good for you psychologically and produces those nice endorphins to give you the sense of well being! Even if you are setting outside for a spell to let those warm healing rays kiss your skin for a bit. Take a look around you and notice the sky and the clouds, the blossoms that are peeking out. You will find that well being feeling also, when you are bicycling, working in your garden, or walking or just enjoying the Vitamin D as it soaks into your skin and taking in the beauty around us with gratitude.
It is nice to plant a meditation garden with all the types of flowers and plants you love, to give you a break from the day to go out to and relax and breath for a moment and enjoy. You can plan this in advance by picking an appropriate spot then lay out on paper where you would like the plants to go. I love picking the ones that attract butterflies and are native to our area.
We have such a cinema for the eyes if we take the time to enjoy the nature that surrounds us with the birds chirping and making their nests. We love the beautiful blossoms beginning and the promise of a new day as Spring arrives!
Farmers Almanac: http://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-spring-vernal-equinox
Interesting tidbit of information on when the seasons starts: http://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-seasons