Managing March

Something happens to me every year in March.  My calendar gets stacked with client appointments, and the “to do” list for my own garden is so very long!

This is a busy season! There is just no getting around it. This next two weeks marks the end of the optimum time for moving plants here in my zone 7 garden, ( I am in Sunset zone 7, and USDA zone 8 ) and I am feeling the crunch. So much to do, so little time!

One of my absolute joys is having my grandchildren help me in the garden.

On a recent Sunday two of my grandsons were anxious for some “Nana and Pop Rich” time. We had them over and let them putter with us. Little did they know that we were actually accomplishing my goal of dividing plants and replanting them. All they knew was that it was fun to fill holes up with dirt and pat down the dirt around some newly moved Sedums. They were happy helpers and we were happy grandparents! I love having these relaxed, unplanned moments in the garden, where wonderful memories are made on a lazy Sunday afternoon!

Amidst the crazy, hectic schedule of March it keeps me sane to grab a few of these moments to relax and share the JOY of playing in the dirt, dividing plants, pulling weeds, pruning roses and getting the garden ready for Spring at a slower pace, even if it is only for an hour or two. Fit in the fun whenever you can!

What are you doing in your garden this March? I would love to hear about memories you are making, feel free to share them in the comments!

About the Author

Anna Smth

Terre Verte Landscape Design began in 2003 while Master Gardener Anna Smith was the staff horticulturist for Kern Counties only botanical garden, Mourning Cloak Ranch. Read More

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