Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's here, IT'S HERE!!!!

Yes, I feel it in my bones, and I have proof of it! SPRING IS HERE!

After a horrific day yesterday, I walked up to the front door to find this:

I looked around and noticed that about 50-60 bulbs will flower in front of our home.

Today, it is 65 degrees and the day looks like this:

So I did what every person in the area is doing today and prepared our boxed garden. Some people around here have gardens so big that they use tractors and tillers... and that's their backyard garden! We are selling our home and are moving from the house in 2 weeks, but I can't leave the garden the way it is, so... I did what any normal person would do. I went to the garden center...

Parsley (Got 2 types)



Tomato


Sage


Basil (MY FAVORITE)


Last year we had 5 other tipes of vegetables, but I remained under control this year. I will only be around to take care of the plants over the weekends, so I needed what I call "edible weeds".

Before long, my hands were looking like this:

Love it! There is something about dirt. To me it looks better than my rings (but not by much. Diamonds ARE pretty, after all, and they ARE a refined type of dirt).


So after spending several hours outside (Mini-me was with me for a couple of them- he also LOVES to garden), I dragged my feet inside, just to grab some water and sit back in the sun, just to find this:


THAT did NOT last long.

4 comments:

Much More Than Mommy said...

You've got skills! Anything green I touch quickly turns brown within 24 hours! ;-)

Too Many Hats said...

I have a black thumb and no desire to garden. I always admire those that do it though.

Loving Wife, Working Mom said...

My thumb was pretty black also. The trick is to start with what I called edible "weeds", which are most herbs and tomatoes. They are VERY hard to kill. It has taken me about 3 years to get comfortable with it and each year I learn more. Plus, there are so many resources on the internet! Love how I can research things - for free! :)

Brandy said...

We were in the yard this weekend too. It was just too beautiful to stay inside. And our yard needed the TLC after such a rough winter. It's still too soon to plant around here but I'm already planning it out.