On March 11, a little more than a week before spring, this was the scene outside my window. Luckily, the snow melted the same day and spring is indeed on the way! The first flowers bloomed before the snow on March 5th. The first flowers this year were not crocus, they were mini irises (which I forgot I planted) and hellebore. My yellow crocus that … Continue reading It’s Spring!
Alright, in honor of my first flowers of 2018, here is what you all have been waiting for, the #1 bouquet of 2017….Drumroll Please….. #1 – Summer Flowers – June 17, 2017 This pretty bunch was picked in early summer and features a dazzling array of zinnias, cone flowers, hydrangeas, and gladiolas. I cannot wait to see all of these beauties again in a few … Continue reading 2017 Top Bouquets: #1
Here are some pictures at the end of February before my pretties arrived this year. Continue reading Pre-Springing It
Just a quick note to say I planted my first seeds roughly a week ago (February 18th). It was probably a tad early, but I can’t help myself. They were sweet peas from Baker Creek Seeds. I soaked them overnight and then planted them along the western side of the yard. Last year I planted my sweet peas on March 21st and it was too … Continue reading (Almost) Spring 2018
In my last post I noted 27 days until spring. This was calculated to March 1. I have since noted that most note March 21st at the first day of spring. So, if you consider March 1 spring then we have just 12 days (this is what you get when you ask Google). If instead, you mark March 21st as the start, we still have … Continue reading 2017 Top Bouquets: #2
26. Days. Until. Spring. Can you believe it? I am so excited! Last year, the first flower of 2017, a yellow crocus, arrived on February 17th, this means that in as soon as two weeks I might see a flower! To hold me over until then, here is the #3 bouquet from 2017. #3 – Tulips – April 1, 2017 This was, IMO, the prettiest … Continue reading 2017 Top Bouquets: #3
#4 – Peonies – May 2, 2017 I picked these pretty peonies in late spring. Again, not the most imaginative bouquet (it’s all just peonies) but beautiful nonetheless. Also, peonies smell great. You can pick them when they are still closed but a bit mushy, and then in a few days, voila, peonies galore! Continue reading 2017 Top Bouquets: #4