Strange how hard it rains now, rows and rows of big dark clouds
— Patty Griffin, "Rain"
Gardeners are a pretty hardy bunch, but there's a lot that you can't do in the rain…especially a cold, early spring New England rain. What a change from last weekend! This morning I was down at URI's East Farm to try my hand at pruning trees and shrubs, but we gave up after only an hour outside.
Instead we had a question and answer session with the lecturer, a URI Master Gardener who is also a licensed arborist. It was very informative, but not as fun as…getting your hands wet.