It hasn’t been warm enough for our Forsythia in the yard to actually bloom yet so I treated myself to some locally-grown stems for the house; nice to have it look like spring is in full-bloom inside at least. I have been excited to see things changing outside too…slowly it feels, but changing to spring nonetheless. Our lilac bushes, among others, are forming sweet little buds which I can’t wait to see bloom!
It’s still snowing out…it is only early March, after all, so that’s not surprising. As it is now officially March, although it isn’t officially spring, we have reached the time on the calendar that we can call a spring month. I particularly love bringing spring flowers into our home this time of year when it still looks nothing like spring outside – take that, winter! For your viewing enjoyment, take a look at these lovely, pale pink tulips, Iron Cross Oxalis, & Easter candy (I can’t resist M&Ms in pastel colors & those little Cadbury mini eggs).
Our garden is coming along nicely; most of our lettuce is over & done with, but we’re thinking of possibly planting more as there’s still enough time to get another crop in we think. Our tomatoes & peppers are really starting to come in & we’re hoping they get big & ripe & ready to eat soon!
We had our first good harvest from our patio garden on Memorial Day & made an impressive salad with the lettuce, nasturtium, parsley, & green onions we pulled. We also picked several strawberries & a big handful of fresh garden mint & orange mint. It’s so rewarding to say “we grew that in our garden”!
When it’s spring here, people notice! Seeing the weather change & everything turning green again, after a long, cold winter, really makes me want to spin in circles singing aloud in a field of flowers – just like Julie Andrews character in The Sound of Music!
And you can hear the birds chirping & the frogs croaking & watch the ducks floating by on the pond; how glorious spring is in A2!
We planted several other things on our patio this weekend & our garden is off to a good start; we’ll still have several things to fill it in with by mid-May most likely. There were the onions (red & yellow) & some herbs (oregano, thyme, & rosemary) we picked up a couple weeks ago & this weekend we added basil, parsley, garden mint, orange mint, & lettuce (3 varieties). We even moved our strawberry plant outside now that it’s warmed up more.
I was so pleased to look out at my lilies & see that their little green shoots are starting to come up out of the container – this is a sure sign of spring for me!