Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Spring!

Our warm winter is now a warm spring. Temps in the 70's this week!
I spent the last weekend trying to get my gardens cleaned up. Trimming and weeding and moving plants to places they will look nicer and be happier. At the end of the day on Sunday, I felt like I was 100 years old, everything ached. If you have a garden, I know you can relate to the feeling!

I saw this idea on Pinterest - planting strawberries in cinderblocks
I also planted a few varieties of lettuce, some basil seeds, pansies and zinnias.  

A little sprinkle this morning looks great on the plants. 
Lady's mantle above and a tulip bud below which kind of looks like a 
sideways face with the two raindrop eyes. 

An old and not so full hyacinth above, lungwort below. 

Flowers look so dramatic on black. 

My newest custom Painted Pony now on ebay for a few more day
Lucky will be entered into the Trail of Painted Ponies new design contest honoring the American Paint Horse. 

Happy Spring!

"I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. "
~Ruth Stout 


Rue said...

Your photos have given me the boon I was looking for today. While I'm excited about the equinox, the bleak weather outside my window has me linger indoors.

I've always loved the look of water droplets on Lady's Mantle - perfect!

Happy Spring!

Robin Larkspur said...

Beautiful photos on this Spring Day! Blessed Ostara to you and yours! I am feeling 100 years old just thinking about garden clean up!! LOL!

Studio at the Farm said...

Wonderful and beautiful photos, Jen! I did a bit of garden clean-up, and a session of guerilla gardening with the blackberry bushes at the back of the field. I know exactly what you mean!! :)

Lin said...

Isn't it glorious to see the world re-awakening? I love the water droplets on the buds.... GREAT shots!

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

Love the strawberries in the cinder block idea, and the little droplets on the flowers are so delicate and pretty. :-)

Sandy Sandy said...

Love your "Color Me Lucky" pony, Jen!! The clover and the horse shoe are just perfect for lucky you! The lungwort is awesome and I like the cinder block idea. I just read you can also use cardboard boxes as planters which you can paint and decorate, and that they supposedly will hold up through a whole season. And how would you know what it feels like to be 100? You're just a teeny bopper!


How could I have missed these? STUNNING as usual. LOVING that robin.