March certainly roared itself out today. We had awful winds with visible dust in the air. The world had an odd color as the dust acted like a filter for the sun. No clouds today, but the sky wasn't blue either. I did manage to put the pansies I purchased yesterday into a container and I planted two new house plants in the pottery my sister-in-law sent me for Christmas from South Korea. I'll let them all get settled a bit before their photo shoot.
We've had nice spring afternoons, cold winter mornings, wind, wind and wind lately. No rain to speak of. I think it did smell like rain last Friday, but that was it.
I won't bore you with the details, but I've devised a watering plan using our shower water, bathtub water and eventually the rain barrels once we stay above freezing. Hopefully, the rain barrels will have some rain to catch. Since we have a lot tighter watering restrictions, I've greatly reduced the number of containers I will have on the patio. There will be no hanging baskets. For the limited use of water from the faucets, I will focus on the areas with trees and shrubs. Not expecting a lush garden this year, just hoping to keep plants alive to flourish another day.
The spring bulbs are starting to bloom. That always helps perk up a landscape.
Bye-bye March. Please bring some April showers!
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