It's a gorgeous day here, it just hit 50 degrees and I plan to spend as much time outside as I can. It smells so fresh; I have all the windows open, I'm having another pot of coffee and I think even the dogs are smiling. Spring can do that, you know.
It was a gorgeous weekend here, too. It got up to 83 on Sunday, which is very strange for the Midwest this time of year. Everyone and their grandmother were out, but Emily and I amused ourselves shopping. We went to Target to look for a runner for the bottom of the stairs and came out with everything but the runner. I think that warrants a trip back, don't you think?
The yard clean up was done yesterday and everything looks neat as a pin. The Husband went out looking for a new rototiller for the garden on Saturday and the type we want is not in stock at Home Depot, so we will be ordering one online. I am really anxious to plant my garden this year, I have my seeds and I need some plants. I am even going to try my hand at strawberries here and blueberries at the lake. I know we have a few frosts to come, so I will be good to go up until May 1st, then it starts to get late in the season and I'm might not have any vegetables until August.
My red twig dogwood is blooming and I cut some branches to bring inside. They almost look like forsythia. I planted this guy when we first moved in and it is a monster now. My daffodils and tulips are just getting ready to open...finally.
The little seeds that I planted 10 days ago are coming up nicely. Well, the chives and sweet peas are doing well and the rosemary and basil are a bit behind. I feel like a little kid with a science project. This will amuse me until I can get out and get my hands in the dirt. It's all about patience, I guess.
So there we have it for a little gardening post. I'm linking up with Tracie at Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday. She has a great blog, you should visit her. Especially if you love your garden. Do you love your garden? :-)