Tuesday, April 12, 2011

GARDENING IN & OUT

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? :-)

103 comments:

Lisa said...

Yes, I think another trip to Target is definitely on the agenda. The yellow blooms are beautiful. It doesn't matter how many times I plant seeds, the excitement of waiting for little green shoots to appear, and watching them grow, never goes away for me.

x

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Such pretty shots of the seedling babies!
I think my dogs were smiling too.... and they are today also.
I love sunshine~
xx
Alison

ONG said...

We had our 80 degree weather yesterday here in NJ and it was super invigorating. I am also trying strawberries and blueberries for the first time this year (in containers on my deck) and the fingers are crossed. Look forward to see how yours turn out.

Deb said...

We had a "teaser" of warm sunny weather, but now its windy and cold again!
Little signs of life poking through the soil in my garden ~ and seed starting here too :-)
Have a great day Jane ♥

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Yes the weather has been wonderful here too! Much warmer than is usual for this time of the year.
I love flowers picked from the garden. The yellow broom flowers look so cheerful.
Rain and cooler temperatures are forcast for the next few days here in UK. I hope that you hold on to the lovely weather for a bit longer.
Isabelle x

Charlene said...

It does a soul good to putter in the garden doesn't it???? :) ENJOY Jane! You deserve it after all the cold you had this winter. We are having new grass put in the back & new stone walk ways. Can't wait until that is done. I even bought a few tomatoe plants. I haven't done that in years! But, I'm getting a new bed in back which will be perfect. What herbs are you planting? Have a great week my sweet friend. HUGS!
Charlene

Charlene said...

It does a soul good to putter in the garden doesn't it???? :) ENJOY Jane! You deserve it after all the cold you had this winter. We are having new grass put in the back & new stone walk ways. Can't wait until that is done. I even bought a few tomatoe plants. I haven't done that in years! But, I'm getting a new bed in back which will be perfect. What herbs are you planting? Have a great week my sweet friend. HUGS!
Charlene

Charlene said...

It does a soul good to putter in the garden doesn't it???? :) ENJOY Jane! You deserve it after all the cold you had this winter. We are having new grass put in the back & new stone walk ways. Can't wait until that is done. I even bought a few tomatoe plants. I haven't done that in years! But, I'm getting a new bed in back which will be perfect. What herbs are you planting? Have a great week my sweet friend. HUGS!
Charlene

Charlene said...

It does a soul good to putter in the garden doesn't it???? :) ENJOY Jane! You deserve it after all the cold you had this winter. We are having new grass put in the back & new stone walk ways. Can't wait until that is done. I even bought a few tomatoe plants. I haven't done that in years! But, I'm getting a new bed in back which will be perfect. What herbs are you planting? Have a great week my sweet friend. HUGS!
Charlene

Charlene said...

It does a soul good to putter in the garden doesn't it???? :) ENJOY Jane! You deserve it after all the cold you had this winter. We are having new grass put in the back & new stone walk ways. Can't wait until that is done. I even bought a few tomatoe plants. I haven't done that in years! But, I'm getting a new bed in back which will be perfect. What herbs are you planting? Have a great week my sweet friend. HUGS!
Charlene

Rebecca said...

It's so warm and beautiful today here in Oklahoma. I LOVE IT and wish it would stay this way for always. I'm soo happy to sit in the sun!

Love your little seedlin' babies!

xoRebecca

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! Oh, your little seedlings are looking so healthy and growing! You're so smart! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane... love your garden post... so pretty!... your little seedlings look so cute sprouting!... what kind of a tiller did you end up ordering? I am envious of your Spring weather... it has warmed up here some... still blizzards in our nearby mountains... yes, I LOVE my garden and want to be outside like you!... xoxo Julie Marie PS LOVE your white pitcher!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Send me some sun! It's all icky and rainy here!

xoxo

A Vintage Chic said...

So glad you're enjoying lovely Spring weather, Jane--love all your gardening plans & little green starters--so sweet!

I really don't think any of us need much of an excuse to go to Target--I'm heading there in a little while...I'll probably forget what I'm going for while I'm in there, too!

Hope your day is wonderful, my friend!

Julie

Amber Blue Bird said...

83 degrees?!?! So jealous

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Oh boy, Jane, now I cannot wait to get digging.

I love the "etc." pottery piece.

And I love Target, too.

Fondly,
Glenda

Bayside Rose said...

I love it when I read posts about the changing of seasons from the other side of the world. We don't have the dramatic change you have. It is really lovely.
Another trip back to Target? - Definately!
Pam x

NanaDiana said...

You are so much warmer there than we are just a few hours north of you! I DO think you need to go back to Target- After all, you DO need a runner, don't you?

What kind of rototiller did you decide to get? No matter what kind it is you will LOVE having one! It makes things so easy...and if you plant your rows the exact width of the rototiller's reach you can weed between the rows very easily.

Have a great Tuesday- I am back at work until the weekend...and then going to a State match for my granddaughter. Hugs on this Spring day- Diana

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your flowers are pretty Jane! 82 in Philly yesterday, it was amazing! Rainy and low 50's tomorrow-ah, spring! The only seeds I wanted to start were pickling cukes, I'm behind schedule-gotta get them in tomorrow:@)

Olive Cooper said...

Wow your temps are very warm Jane. I love Target and could easily go once a week. It is so fun to grow from seed and Joe and I do not do much of that. Your seedlings look so healthy and soon you can plant them!

Love the Decor! said...

I love that pitcher the forsythia are in. I thing Ineed to find me one ; )))

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Your cuttings look so wonderful and fresh against your walls.Beautiful!

Ann-Marie

bikim said...

so pretty your pics!
take care,
Rosa

Cozy Little House said...

I've got to remember her party! I'm so glad you're able to get your hands in some dirt. Even if it isn't outdoors yet!
Brenda

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

They do look like forsythia! And yes, I love my garden...
Hugs,
Penny

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Jane...

My friend, your dogwood branches and blooms look gorgeous in the white pitche! Sooo pretty! Yes, they do look like forsythia...that is what I thought they were until I read that it was dogwood. I have never seen yellow blooms on a dogwood...how unique! I think that we have been having similar weather to your...here in Colorado. We are having more and more nice days but it's still a bit chilly. Our trees are just beginning to bloom out...but I haven't seen our daffodils yet. Soon though! Well dear friend, I just wanted to stop by to say hello! Take care...

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
Looks as though you have a good start on your garden! Glad the weather is getting better in your area.

hugs
Sissie

Linda Chapman said...

Happy you are finally getting some SPRING!!!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

thanks for coming by- I know, all of a sudden it is Easter. I am not ready either. Yellow flowers are wonderful...

Karen

d e l i g h t said...

Hello, just found your blog and really like it. I too like to open the windows and doors and let the air into the house..it's refreshing. Your seedlings look healthy! I'm a new follower.
Linda

Susan said...

Oh, your post puts me in a spring kind of mood, Jane! I love to see your seeds poking up some growth.
Ahhh...spring!
- Susan

Sarah said...

I do love to garden! It's been in the 80s here as well. Even the 90s somedays. A bit too early for these high temps for me. We'll be into summer here before you know it. I've never tried seedlings. That takes a lot of patience. ;-)

Babs said...

Enjoyed your garden post and glad you're having great weather. We put out tomato plants and have more annuals to put out this week.
Enjoy your nice weather,
Babs

Pondside said...

Oh yes - I love my garden and love to spend as much time as I can in it. Now that the warm weather has arrived I'll get my fill!

Low Tide High Style said...

As my soul sister in gardening this year I will be keeping close tabs on your progress...just don't keep tabs on mine ok?! Somehow I think you will be much more successful than I am at this!

Kat :)

Lori E said...

I wish I could pay attention long enough to actually raise seedlings. I forget to water or transplant or something and all my work is for nothing. I even have a small inside greenhouse that has grow lights and still I ended up with nothing to show for it. Sigh. Good for you. Can't wait to see more of them. Rosemary is like a shrub so it will take a long time.

Life in the Country Lane said...

Hi Jane
Thank you for becoming my latest follower and for your lovely comments. I've enjoyed reading your blog and love your fresh blooms and hearing its lovely and warm in your part of the world. We have cool cloudy weather here in South Australia today and looking like we will be bringing in the firewood soon. Any reason to return to the shops is good. Have a lovely week.
Rebecca x

Mary Ann said...

i have never tried starting the herbal plants from seeds, maybe it is time to try! great photos! verbena cottage

La said...

Hi Jane!

Looks like your science project is coming along nicely.

Wasn't last weekend wonderful? Heaven.

dreams on 34th street said...

Hi Janie!
Finally... a glimpse of spring! Your post is so pretty and inspiring...I have not yet delved into the garden... I think you may have given me a little push!
Have a good day...I love it when you pop in for a visit!
Lynne
{with love}

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love the way those pots of seeds look on your window. I always enjoy watching the growth that happens so quickly this time of year. It seems like two days ago I couldn't find a bud and now I see Daffodils blooming and buds on all the trees. It's raining here today and I love that too. When we have the rainy season it seems you can almost watch the trees turning green in fast motion.

Enjoy your temperatures and the pretty blooms all around.
Karen

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

They do look like forsythia, don't they! :-)

Oh yes, those lovely days, just call us to be outside. I had great fun pruning away, the other day! :-) Don't know what *horrible* thing that "says" about me but... I do LUV to prune!!! -giggles-

Gentle hugs...

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Sounds like your weekend was great. I'm about to go to Target today. I haven't done much shopping but the warmer weather makes me want to shop for some reason. Your plantings are springing right up. Strawberries sound good. Kelly @Til Death Do Us Part posted about hers yesterday. I admire all of you gardeners.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Enjoy your spring. I give you credit on the plantings....I just can't get into it!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love the forsythia Jane....I was thinking the same thing on Monday - just haven't gotten around to doing it:) It seems like that lovely 80+ Sunday made every spring flower burst open - yea!!
Have a great day Jane!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jane Sweetie...
I love your post today. So beautiful.
I am so thrilled to hear that you love Target as well. (Target is one of my all time favs to go to. We have one close to work, and at least every other week, I pop over during a lunch hour. It is such fun to shop there. I try to check out the end caps, as they have the best clearance sales, YEA!!!!)

Your yellow blooms are positively gorgeous. I bought some fake ones, and strung a set of little twinkling lights in amongst them, and they look SO beautiful. I put them in the corner of the living room. I love it.

Your seedlings are coming along beautifully. You go girl. I haven't tried from the seeds in a long time, but I am going to try as I have longed for some morning glories. I can't find any, none zip anywhere, so I am off to seeds, I'll keep you posted on that one.

I am going to purchase some strawberry plants for my strawberry pot this year, and I actually have 8 blooms on my tomato plant in a pot on the patio. I love fresh ones, so I decided to give it a try.

Have a glorious Wednesday sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

A Rosy Note said...

It's finally starting to feel like spring isn't it? Your warm weather sounds wonderful, it's been nice here too, but not that nice. Your dogwood looks very pretty :)

~Tricia

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Good luck with your seeds. I have a black thumb but my dad is an amazing gardener.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, I could have sworn that was forsythia. What a pretty branch. I love yellow in the spring.

That pitcher is really neat, too.

I'm glad you have finally gotten some warmer weather. Lindsay called me from Disney, and they are out by the pool!

We have a sunny day here, Chamber of Commerce weather. I need to get out and enjoy the last few hours of daylight. I had insomnia last night, and I slept till almost noon! LOL!

Can't wait to see your garden grow!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Pamela said...

Love the yellow flowers Jane!!
Can you send me some of that heat?
I can't wait for hot weather!!

Pamela xo

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I thought that was forsythia! I love how everything is finally getting green and colors are popping out all over the place. They did use the "s" word for the weekend down here...I can't think it is possible, but you and I know it can happen!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Jane, It is so much fun to hear about all the garden goodies you are tending! I lovev this time of the year. Digging in the dirt during the spring is so much fun!
Yvonne

koralee said...

I would be so happy to get out in the garden...rain rain rain..oh well everything is so green! hugs my friend. xoxo

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The dogwood is unreal. I love that you can just go cut some and bring them inside. Yes, I am looking at tiny seedlings also and hoping they grow really fast. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen Grace said...

Your dogwood is beautiful, it does look amazingly like forsythia! That reminds me, I have some forsythia in the backyard, I wonder if I could cut some and force it to bloom in time for Easter?

SavannahGranny said...

Looks like you have a good start. Good luck with your garden. Love the forsythia in the old pitcher. Hugs, Ginget

xinex said...

Wow! You are so good in planting from seeds. I have not done that but I laid a mat with seeds for the first time. I will see if it grows. I did not bake the choco. nest, Janie. I just melted the choco. morsels and them mixed the coconut and placed them in a ramekins, just at the bottom and sides and then refrigerated them till they hardened again. I lined the ramekins with wax paper so they don't stick and they came out beautifully. You're right, we should have taken a picture of the bird that you caught. But that was a chimney swift for sure, cause that's where they come in from, the chimney.....Christine

Picket said...

Love the beautiful blooms! Sunshine always calls me outside...I love this time of year...I go to Lowes and Home Depot and just stare and drool over all the beauty!!! Hope you see plenty of sunshine this week....Picket

Anita said...

Hi Jane, we are about to get a frost tonight and I'm sure some more cold nights. I am anxious to get some things in the ground also. I have not grown strawberries since I was in 4H!! Thanks for stopping by!! Have you gone to Asheville yet?? I could not remember when your trip is.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Jane ..and of course I love my garden...well..my flowers. I don't have a garden as sweet, darling, precious husband thinks we have enough to water..and perhaps he is right..but..I do love what I have. Maybe next year. I hope. Isn't it beautiful out there??
Hugs!

bj said...

Love the yellow blooms.
I bought some English Ivy for 3 pots out on the front porch today..got them potted, watered and now hoping they grow.
Think we might plant a few veggies in some big containers. We're getting too olden to work in a big garden anymore.
xoxo bj

Mary said...

Glad your weather is warming and you can work in your garden, such a grand feeling to be out there isn't it? Love the yellow blossoms - looks just like forsythia.

I'm off to pick up a few replacement plants myself this morning. Sadly, my two jasmines are not coming back to climb the front porch - cutting them back for the house painting in Fall, and then the severe cold of this Winter seems to have zapped them!

Happy weekend dear.
Hugs - Mary

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Beautiful Baby Pictures...I love planting seeds BUT my dog always managed to trim them for me!!! OH MY!!! I LOVE forsythias!!! After our long VERY WHITE winter they are SO WELCOME... Mine have NOT Exploded YET, but any day now!!! Thank you for sharing your Gardening In&Out! It was SUCH FUN to read!
Hugs to you,
Donna

Gypsy Heart said...

There's always a reason to go to Target! Everything looks great and I, too, love watching seedlings start their path to full growth.

Enjoy!
xoxo
Pat

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Jane, I was all set to tell you how pretty that Forsythia is! I've never seen Dogwood blooms that look like that. So pretty. I love walking around the yard this time of the year to see what has started poking through the dirt. laurie

Sue said...

Janie, I am like Lori E- I kill so many things. I went to Big Lots today and bought some $3 ivy plants. If they make it til Easter, I will be happy! If I started some little guys like you did, those seedlings would croak from lack of water, drowning, or lack of sunlight. I forget things.... LOL
Make yourself some basket pendant lights! They were cool, huh?
xo sue

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hi Jane...those seeds sprouted fast! Glad to hear the weather is taking a turn to Spring.

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Seeds look great! We are on the hunt for a rototiller too! GOT to have one this year! And by this year I mean by Saturday!
Thanks for your kind words about my sister's shower! Hope we get to see you next weekend!!!
Angela,
Parisienne Farmgirl

High Street Cottage said...

Don't you just love seeing little seedlings take root? Jane that gorgeous enamel pitcher full of bright yellow blooms is so lovely.
Sounds like you've been busy, hope you have a great weekend, and want to say this...Thank you soooo much for the kind comment you made on my most recent post, I hope I tell you often enough how much your support and kindness means to me. xxx tami

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Glad to here the weather is warming up. The blooms are gorgeous! I killed the seeds are started indoors, so I started some seeds outside and everything is finally coming up! I think it's so much fun to grow things from seeds!

designchic said...

I always get excited when Spring arrives, and love watching the flowers bloom...yours are beautiful!!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

How sweet to have an unexpected warm sunny day:) Your seedlings look great~ so fun wathcing them grow, I feel like a kid too!
I missed joining Tracie's this week~ hopefully next week! I broke down and bought a mantis tiller, can't wait to get out there this weekend, praying for no rain!!
xo
paula:)

Ashley said...

Your yellow blooms are just beautiful! I could spend hours at Target, there is always something I just *need* there! I love your little window garden. I have always wanted a window ledge big enough to have plants on it. I am very excited to get my garden started this year, too. We planted our herb garden last weekend in an adorable little vintage wagon on our screened patio. Have a wonderful weekend!
Ashley

Jane said...

Hi Jane,
Your garden is going to be beautiful! I want to see pics when everything is in full bloom!
I'm not much of a gardener. Last year I didn't even get flowers in containers for the front porch. I'm going to try and change that this year and make sure we have a little color out front!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Jane

Shellbelle said...

Seems so odd to read about you planning to plant strawberries at this time of year. Here in Florida our season is getting ready to end. We're starting to see California berries in our markets, as the Florida ones are dwindling down. Now I know where to head when I'm craving strawberry shortcake in the middle of the summer, I'll bring the biscuits and fresh whipped cream!!!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love this sweet bit o spring!

Sonia said...

Thanks for dropping by...yes we are having an outbreak of storms, straight line wind in OKC but more severe in other parts of the state! Halt to gardening today fore sure! I love your windowsill garden and that red twigged dogwood is beautiful!! Hope you can get out in your garden this weekend!!

Miss Bloomers

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

i thought it was forsythia... i didn't know dogwood blooms could be yellow... so pretty.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Glad you are having some great weather. Oh, that pot of coffee sounds soo good. We have had horrible storms here all day long, but that is typical for Mississippi this time of year. Strawberries? We planted some this year too. I hope we get a few from them, but we have read that you usually don't get any until the next year. I am not a gardener, hubby does all of that. We already have potatoes up, but not ready to dig. He has several other things planted also, but won't plant the tomatoes and cucumbers until next week-end. That is what the "old folks" say to do. Have a great one.

Debbie said...

What a nice post for spring, Jane.
It's still really cold here, and the wind has been awful! So...working in the garden will have to wait for a little while for me.
Hope you can get to the lake soon.
Hugs,
Debbie

French Curiosites said...

My Forsythia is blooming as well. I think the NE is finally going to have a spring!
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Laurel said...

80's??? Lucky you! Your garden plans sound wonderful :) Enjoy the nicer weather...we're having another cold snap here but hoping we'll get some spring soon! Blessings, Laurel

Donna said...

Your weather sounds wonderful...no wonder your plants look so fabulous! Hope we are there with you...one of these days!! :-) Have a good weekend!

Vicki said...

Hi, Jane! Gosh it is not a weekend unless we hit Target around here. lol I miss dogwood trees. I grew up in MD. We don't have them here in FL. I hope the warm weather continues.

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! I just saw a picture of you over at Christine's blog! :)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rubyred said...

A lovely fresh Spring post Jane!I can almost smell the coffee!
Your plant does look like Forsythia, ours is becoming a little overgrown!
I wish it was a bit warmer here!
Rachel x

Zuzu said...

Wish I was at your house to enjoy it all with you, Jane!!! It's still snowing off and on here.

I planted some larkspur seeds and seeing them come up is keeping me thinking Spring! :)

Wishing you a joyful weekend,
Zuzu

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Jane,

Sounds like you had fun at Target.
I heard there was some bad weather going on in the midwest. Hope all is well with you. My daffs, tulips, and hyacinths are up, and I am loving all the pretty colors. Happy Spring!

Debbie

Betsy said...

I keep trying to open my windows but then it's really too cold and I freeze! ha. Soon! Very soon!
Love your little sprouts! I need to do that!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Oh fun ! Enjoy gardening !
Gorgeous pictures !
XOXO

white life© said...

Oh my dear, thank you so much for your comment!!! It's always great to "see" you! ♥♥♥

Have a fantastic Sunday!!!

Big hugs
Tine

Heaven's Walk said...

Well....you had me at your first photo, Janie! lol! It's beautiful! But then again, anything is beautiful in a vintage French pitcher! :) My flowerbeds are all tidied up - but the veggie garden is on hold til the cold weather we've been having breaks. Soon I hope!! Ugh! Thanks for the sweet springy photos today! I needed them! :)

xoxo laurie

Shirl said...

Hello Blondie, what a cute post, love your seedlings and your yellow blooms. How pretty! It was so pretty here last weekend but this weekend cold and raining. Hoping tomorrow brings a nicer day. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.
I wish you peace! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wish I could go to Target...but I'm to far away, next trip to my hometown NY I will try it! Beautiful blooms, gorgeous colors, love that yellow! Yes spring is here. Happy Easter my friend.
FABBY

Rettabug said...

Hi Jane!

Your little window garden is coming along nicely. DH has his heirloom tomatoes started from seed in the sunroom. We are both craving some warmer weather so we can go DIG!!

You might want to rethink putting blueberry bushes at the lake house, where you can only get there on the weekends. My sister has huge bushes on her property & they have to covered with netting just as soon as the fruit sets or the birds will pick them clean. She doesn't put the nets on early, as the leaves will grow into them & make the difficult to remove later.

Also, blueberries ripen every single day. She has to go out EVERY day or so to harvest the ripe ones. It is an ongoing task once they start showing up. Soooo worth it, though!

Each of us sibs get Cool Whip containers full of fresh blueberries from her all summer long. Just so you know, you have to be there to take care of them.
I hope yours are as prolific as her's!!

Hugs,
Rett

awal.ny said...

How happy you must be to be have good weather to be enjoying your yard and looking forward to gardening. I know we can't wait for the strawberries to come up so we can make jam this year. Yeah spring is finally here.

Theresa said...

Hi Jane, great to hear you are having some better weather! Gardening is good for the soul:) Sounds like you are having some great gardening going on in you part of the world!

Have a blessed Sunday, HUGS!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

everything I love about Spring warmer weather beautiful flowers and shopping :) sounds like good times all around.

Write it in Lipstick

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey Jane! Looks like Spring is popping out up there in the mid west. And I am like you in planting the little seeds and waiting patiently (not) everyday for them to sprout. We had some of your weather yesterday with tornadoes everywhere. My sister's small town got hit really bad but she is safe and sound. Hope you make it to the lake soon. :)

Rachel Noelle said...

Thanks so much for stopping by today and leaving me such a sweet comment!;) Have a beautiful day~ Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Jane...yes I love my garden but right now it's nothing but a bunch of mud! It's cold, windy and rainy here. I don't think spring is ever going to come. I'm glad you got a start out in your garden...I'm jealous! Hope you have a Happy Easter...~Ann

Sherry said...

This is beautiful!
Sherry