Gardening Day

The first signs of spring have arrived—- yesterday while working in the garden squirrels scampered up fences into neighbor’s yards, birds called to others in distant trees, and spiders crawled up plants checking out the new growth. Evidence of new beginnings definitely abounds, Easter is fast approaching and blossoming flowers inspire us to feel festive!

{In the top photo the garden is filled with “purple dead-nettle” a herbaceous flowering plant {weed} that grew prolifically as a result of the warm winter}

{This daffodil is surrounded by “Henbit dead-nettle“,which can be mistaken for the purple dead-nettle above}

It is refreshing to feel the warmth of the sun and the spring rain upon my face. The spectacular beauty that has surfaced over the past month overwhelms me to think creatively when gardening. With my list of chores in hand, the possibilities of what are to come encourage me to work harder.

Garden stylishly,
K

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Vestiges of Spring

The first vestiges of spring are finally here, and I am hopeful that winter is finally behind us. Lately, in the mid-Atlantic, we have had the right elements for a gorgeous spring, such as rain to quench the parched earth and seeing cardinals, blue jays and robins flitting about the trees. Wild flowers are blooming in vivid colors around wooded areas, pastures and along-side the roads.

But, what I am enjoying most are the beautiful sunrises and sunsets, along with the flowers that have made their way above ground. This is the first weekend where there was not frigid rain pounding down, keeping everyone indoors. Today’s weather has been perfect so, I grabbed the camera and made my way around the grounds checking on the vibrant flowers that have risen.

Garden stylishly,
K

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