March-April 2016 Issue - It's (Sometimes) Easy Being GreenMar 21, 2016 02:08PM ● By Ryan Frisch
Spring has sprung. The first participants of the season of rebirth and regrowth have begun to sprout. The trees are blooming, everyone is sneezing, and the local garden centers are filling up with their colorful array of plants and supplies in preparation for the throngs of customers eager to liven up their outdoor spaces.
In fact, many of us have already made our annual trek into the backyard storage shed to haul out the arsenal of tools attempting to once again tame – or at least corral - the weeds that have spent the winter infiltrating our lawns.
In these early days of the season, I’m enthusiastically poised to turn that first bit of dirt in an effort to create a flowerbed worthy of the pages of popular garden design magazines. (Don’t let the photography fool you, Photoshop isn’t just for swimsuit models).
It’s not until the gradual shift into the dog days of summer that my initial excitement is replaced with desperation and blisters as I attempt to salvage what is left of my manicure and my dignity.
Whether you’re an amateur gardener like myself or you have <two> green thumbs, Mansfield and the surrounding communities host workshops, events and activities to make it easier – or at least more fun – to breathe life into your little slice of this wonderful planet.
Check out our events calendar and read about some of them in our HomeStyle feature on page 22. If your group has a spring or Earth Day community event please go online and share it in the calendar.
Lastly, if you happen to see me at the garden center please knock the Impatiens out of my hands – you’ll be doing them and me a favor.
Lisa Drake, Publisher
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