It has been such a beautiful couple of days, I though I'd share some highlights with you to celebrate the official arrival of spring!
Have I mentioned how much I love spring?
While working in the flowerbeds, Maisie thought she would wake up from her "I'll pretend I'm in Acapulco" nap long enough to protect the family...
...from this lil' guy!
Proof that Spring has officially arrived!
I went to town and just had to stop at the local nursery. Had to. Couldn't stop myself.
It's still too early to put the herbs in the ground, but this well get us started!
Yesterday, my cousin-in-law, Jill asked me about artichokes. All I know about them is that they can be purchased, already marinated, in small jars at the grocery store.
And they taste great in salads.
In our quest to be more self-sufficient and eat locally, I decided to learn about artichokes and grow them myself.
Hopefully, I'll be able to figure out what to do with them once they are ready!
The rosemary, applemint, spearmint, peppermint and broccoli are all waiting to be planted.
I'll get more broccoli starts, but want to wait until our farmer's market opens.
This is the patio we built last summer. Now it is weeded and ready for some more plants!
I planted some lavender and plan on adding sweet peas, nasturtiums and petunias.
We also planted a hydrangea called "Annabelle". (It's in the corner!)
As I finish this, the sun has gone into hiding behind some very large, ominous looking clouds, so for the next couple of days, it looks like I'll be doing a little cyber-gardening instead.