At last Spring is here and isn't it grand? The buckets of rain we had certainly did the trick.. It seemed that overnight the trees went into bud and bloom, the bulbs popped, and plants grew at least 6 more inches!
I really had my doubts about these bulbs, because I forgot to plant them until January. But they were very forgiving and proved it this week as they bloomed all along the new Pergola bed.
We exhibited at the Dogwood Festival near our home this past weekend and I spent a good deal of my profits in the "nursery"booth. I came home with loads of healthy young plants just itching to be buried in the Hollow so they can grow, grow, grow! ( at least that is my fervent wish)
I have so many garden beds I don't know where to put everything, it requires some careful planning, but I still end up with a modge podge much of the time.
But it will be a PRETTY modge-podge, nevertheless.
Planning a garden is like creating a painting. You start with a blank canvas, then apply colors, shapes, sizes and textures. Just look at the beautiful pots of color I have to work with above!
In the end, you may have a masterpiece.... or not. Whatever the case, all gardens are lovely, as long as they are growing
My favorite spring flower is the Virginia Bluebell
I purchased about a dozen roots off EBAY a few years back, and I am always delighted when they obligingly present us with these delicate blue, lavender and pink "bells". They aren't around for long, so you have to enjoy them while you can before they fade and disappear back down into the earth.
And now, to celebrate our long awaited Spring, It is time to give away another Garden Print... just like last year.
This is the Painted papercutting I created last year entitled,
"With Loving Hands"
It is dedicated to all who toil in the soil.
Size is 16x20 , unframed and signed.
For readers, just leave a message. Tell us what your favorite Spring bloom is.
Drawing will be next week, at which time I will show you the book pages I have been finishing up!