Posts Tagged ‘marigolds’

Seeds of summer

20131002-191649.jpgI was having a hard time getting used to the idea that fall was here, but the seeds of spring and summer are now turning into seeds of hope for next summer’s garden.

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Cosmos, marigold flowers still going strong

20130923-185324.jpgA quick post today, just to show off some of the flowers in my garden that continue to provide me with great color. Continue reading

A new project: From clothesline to flower garden

In a little more than a week, the biggest storm of the winter is a distant memory. Since the snowfall on March 2, we’ve had three days with highs in the 40s and 50s, and another three in the 60s (counting today). What’s more, highs for the next six days are expected to be mostly in the mid- to upper 60s, and Wednesday could warm up into the low 70s! True shorts weather in March! With average high temperatures this time of year in the mid-30s, the warmth of late is nothing short of unbelievable.

So, Sunday afternoon I walked the backyard – definitely a bit easier than last week’s venture in the snow. Picked up the trash that had blown under bushes, checked out some of the shrubs and raspberry bushes, and tried to fill in the holes where Chloe (our beagle) had already started digging.

More importantly, I took measurements for what will be my flower project this year. Continue reading

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