Yes, I love April. Except for the incredible amount of pollen that coats everything like an evil miasma which smothers the secondary, disposable character in a horror movie-you know, the funny one who always dies. Seriously, I think the blanket of pollen on my car winked at me yesterday as I stepped in! It was an uncomfortable ride.
But the flowers are out and about. Well, all except my poor azaleas. They're dying, have been for several years, and I don't know why. Not that I've been taking care of them. I have a black thumb. I just don't 'get' gardening. Which is not to say that I don't like doing it, it's just that I don't know how. And as far as I can tell, there are no beginner gardening classes for dummies. I just can't learn from a book.
Ah well, I did go to Ace Hardware yesterday. I had to go to two Ace Hardware stores actually, because they didn't have a replacement knob for my outdoor spigot at the first. I had to wait for help at both stores, but I eventually got what I wanted. I think. I'm about to go out and see if I bought the right product or not. But I did get a little soil test while there, so hopefully I will find out if I can save my poor neglected azaleas. They truly are so pitiful. Especially compared to my neighbors' plants on either side of me. Yes, I'm the neighbor with the 'ugly' yard. Despite my occasional attempts to correct the situation.
I could really use some advice if anyone has any. As far as I can see, there are no pests attacking them.
My roses are dead too...I think. They're not blooming anyway. My brother says that not blooming is the universal sign of death.
He laughed when I said that I'm not so sure of that.