Friday, May 24, 2013

Gardening Begins

 

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The next few days are the time of year I look forward to more than any other. There will be a lot of hard work involved, but I will be outside in the sunshine and I will be content planting in the dirt of my garden. If you are a gardener, you are happiest when you are planning your garden, buying the flowers and finally putting them in the ground and watching them grow. I don't get tired of the weeding, the dead heading or the watering. I enjoy the quiet and the serenity of a flower garden in the morning and the thrill of seeing new blooms.

A greenhouse like the one I frequent, is a wonderful place to me. Sometimes I buy something and sometimes I just wander through the rows of annuals and perennials. I visualize what I could add to my garden. I see a new flower or plant and study the name and learn if it needs sun or shade. I search for a special plant I have seen in a photo, but don't know the name. I soak in the color and the beauty.

This is a glimpse inside my car's trunk and the start of my gardening plans for the season. I am filling in my perennial garden with pink coneflowers, blue clematis and lavender pincushion flowers. Over the next few days I will make more trips to the greenhouse for geraniums, vinca, salvia and petunias. If anyone is looking for me, I will be in my garden - In the garden my soul is sunshine :-)

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

 

Linking with Mockingbird Hill Cottage, Favorite Thing

 

21 comments:

  1. Lovely! This just reminded me that I need to go to my thrift store and get forks to mark my garden rows!

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  2. Have fun!! The good thing about living in TX is we can garden early. Mine is all done. Enjoy!

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  3. The garden is where I plan to spend my weekend too! Enjoy your weekend digging in the dirt!
    Liz

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  4. I feel the same way you do about gardening. It's so therapeutic. I love to be out watching my things grow and flourish! Enjoy this nice long weekend!
    Karen

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  5. I've been enjoying looking at all the flowers, but will be another week or so before I get much planting done. Enjoy the days ahead, planting!

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  6. Can't wait to see your garden as it grows :) I'm living vicariously thru others this summer as we are in temporary housing. I'l trying to pick up tips and tricks for next spring :)

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  7. Gardening is so peaceful and relaxing...even considering all the hard work! I love weeding between my rows of lavender. Such a heavenly smell! Enjoy planting this weekend!

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  8. Hey, I think I recognize that nursery, and I did a post about it last week some time. It is my favorite place to buy cheap flowers! I just love this time of year when I finally get those plants in the ground!

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  9. I just love your choices, so very pretty! I adore pink coneflowers and want to get some for my front yard --- I have pinks and purples and white.

    Happy Memorial Day and happy gardening!

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  10. After a long, cold winter it feels great to have dirt under my nails again!

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  11. Nothing like a spring weekend in the garden to replenish the soul after a long winter. Although I must say at 40F this morning, it still feels a bit like winter dosn't want to leave this part of Canada.

    Have fun!!

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  12. In central Florida, I have spent hours and hours in my garden already this spring - love it! I enjoy watering and even weeding! I came here from Mockingbird Hill Cottage. Have a great weekend.

    Betty

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  13. Love this time of the year! Have a blessed and productive weekend! SWEET time of the year for me too:) HUGS!

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  14. Every garden needs Clematis!
    Ask me how I know.... It's my addiction.

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  15. Have fun this weekend! It's always so satisfying to play in the dirt!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  16. I,too, love playing in the dirt..Will probably prune my azaleas this weekend..Enjoy!!

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  17. I can't wait to get my garden started and the pots planted, but first it's got to stop raining!

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  18. I hope you are enjoying "best time gardening" as much as I am. Love the soft green plate . . .

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  19. I like the flowers that you listed. Enjoy some wonderful garden time this weekend!

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  20. You are my kind of people! I never mind pulling weeds and I could spent like crazy when it comes to my gardening habit!

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  21. I always enjoy seeing the pincushion flowers "bobbing" in the breeze! Sounds like you and your family had a full and fun weekend.

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