Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Fever!!

So every year about this time, I get a huge case of Spring Fever!! I feel the need for warmth, sunshine, color and most of all.... flowers!! As many of you know, I love flowers. I can't get enough. Since I was a little girl, I have loved gardening. I get it from both sides. My maternal grandparents are 85 and still work in the garden! I had my wedding reception in their backyard and it was beautiful!! My fraternal grandparents always grew delicious fruits and veggies. So I feel like it is in my blood. I think I do a pretty good job, but I know that I have a lot to learn.
But back to spring fever... I am craving plants. I can't plant anything outside yet. It's too cold. But I must fulfill this important need somehow. So what do I do? I plant seeds! I start my own little seedlings now, to plant outside later. Brian hates it, because it means that our kitchen is full of little containers of dirt for a couple months. ( I have been starting my own plants every year since we got married.) But I love it! There is nothing like seeing a little green stem pop out of a little container of dirt!! Today my cosmos popped thru. My cucumbers are about 2 inches tall now. I am still waiting for my four o'clocks to grace me with their presence. I may not be able to have a full fledged garden now, but my little seedlings are holding me over until I can!
I have also been planning out what I want to plant in my beds, pots and hanging baskets. So many decisions!! There are so many flowers and combinations that I love! It makes it so difficult to settle on things!
All in all, spring is just around the corner! I can't wait to get my hands dirty!
Here are a few pics from last year's garden....

Monday, March 1, 2010

Handsome Harrison

In January we went to California for my brother in law's wedding.
Their photographer took some great pics of Harrison!