Hello everyone and HAPPY SPRING!!
It’s been a wonderful spring in our family. We were all reunited with a grandgirl we hadn’t seen for four years! She’s now 10-years-old and just as precious as ever. It was a blessing to have 10 of the 11 grandchildren together just before Easter. We hope to see much more of her this year.
Our yard has been alive with flowers and trees. Although, not nearly as many tulips as we used to have (see this page’s top photo). They just seem to have disappeared. The daffodils were plentiful and beautiful. And the lilacs! Oh the amazing lilacs! (I hope Heaven smells like that.) I’m even adding a few new bird feeders. Later this spring or summer I’ll tell you about my birdbath project.
If you recall, last year my husband built a brand new raised garden. This is probably the biggest project we’ve ever undertaken. Also, a huge blessing to our family.
This year we are adding to the garden space and putting up a new fence. And when I say “we” I, of course, mean “my husband”.
Planted so far in our raised garden are (in no particular order and some plants/some seeds): lettuce, green beans, carrots, cherry tomatoes, snap peas, jalapenos, kale, arugula, onions, cucumbers…gosh I must be forgetting something. Yet to be planted are: tomatoes, asparagus (which we will hopefully harvest next spring), spinach, Brussels sprouts, and all the herbs. I’m also planting peanuts in two large containers and strawberries in a great salvage yard find which you’ll see in the pictures below. I know it’s late for the strawberries, but we have the plants and should get a nice crop next spring for sure.
So, are you planting anything this spring? Do you have raised beds or containers? Or a good old fashioned garden patch right in the ground? I urge you to plant SOMETHING this year! Even if just one tomato plant in a container. Be sure to give it something to vine on. You won’t regret it! PLEASE share your gardening stories and photos with us on my FACEBOOK PAGE!
Don’t forget to visit my Facebook page and let me know how your garden grows! 🙂