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Cool, Rainy Weather

Sunday Stroll

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The weeks of rain have left our lawn and trees a vibrant shade of green.

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Buds on the wild dame’s rocket along the boundary of the woods.

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The pansies have loved the cool, rainy days.

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These pansies are my favorite.

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The first rose bud.

To see who else is strolling today, visit the Quiet Country House.

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Spring Break Gardening

This week is spring break and I’m planning to enjoy the time off on my vacation.  The sunny location I’m visiting is right in my own yard.  I spent today outside in the gardens, cleaning up and getting ready for the growing season.  When all the work was done, I grabbed my camera so I could post an update.

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I started the day by planting  more raspberries, this time Royalty Purple, and some Chester blackberries.  The photo above shows leaves on the Heritage Red raspberries we planted about a month ago.

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In the vegetable garden, the mixed baby lettuce is starting to emerge, which is the first among the many different lettuce varieties I planted.

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The peas are up and stretching toward the sun.  I hope to see their tendrils wrapping around the wires before long.

I weeded and cleaned out the front and back flower gardens, as the hydrangeas, bleeding hearts and peonies are coming out of dormancy.  But the flowers already in bloom stole the show.

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The daffodils are still beautiful, as more and more of them open each day.  I’m already scheming to plant more of these bulbs up around our mailbox in the fall.  The one day of planting is well worth the show in spring.

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The potted pansies are still showing off, thriving with the chilly evening temperatures.

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What’s going on in your gardens?

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Indoor Sunday Stroll

Outside, spring is struggling to make her appearance.  Today’s weather outside is warm, but inside, it is clearly spring.

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Bright pink tulips for my birthday from Ed’s mom. 

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Pansies, another birthday gift from Ed’s parents.

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A pretty pansy that looks like a Johnny jump-up, only bigger.  I picked this up yesterday after the organic gardening workshop.

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Some potted parsley that was a gift from my mom.

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The beginnings of my herb garden.  I planted lavender, chives, parsley, dill, basil, thyme, sage and borage.  Today I went out to the vegetable garden to weed, pick up rocks, and start getting ready for spring.  I’ve been dreaming of a pretty garden that includes vegetables and herbs with flowers blended in, and I can’t wait to get started on it.

Have you been enjoying indoor gardening while you wait for spring?

To see who else is strolling today, visit the Quiet Country House.

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