My Granddaughter Gracie and I planted some seeds this week. The weather was actually pleasant so we headed out to the back yard and got our hands dirty.
She is finally old enough to participate in gardening this year so I am excited to see her reaction to the seedlings sprouting.
Patience is the first lesson in gardening and 2 1/2 year old children don’t have a lot of it. ~(Heck I don’t have a lot of patience waiting for plants either)~ But that’s what she will learn about while she is waiting for her seedlings to appear.
Kids in the garden are so fun. She was way more interested in digging in the dirt and getting her hands dirty than picking up tiny seeds and trying to place them in the tray.
Sounds like she is a natural to me!
~”One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.” ~W.E. Johns
It’s Easter time and most of us picture bright sunny spring days filled with birds chirping and flowers blooming. Not this year in the North East. We have had gloomy skies for the past several days filled with March winds and flakes of snow whipping by.
But all is not lost because we can get through these last days of winter weather in the spring by taking in the little things around us, like daffodils in the grocery stores to bring home and pretend I have just picked from my garden, and a few brave bulbs beginning to emerge from the cold ground.
A Christmas cactus that thinks it’s an Easter cactus and old Easter cards that I found in a box.
These are what hold me over until the real thing comes along.
That and the knowledge that in a few days we will be heading to Florida to sit ocean side in muuuch warmer weather than we have here.
So I’ll keep on smiling because we have made it this far and the worst is behind us now
…it just has to be.
Happy Easter, I hope it’s spring like where you live!
Time to dust off the garden tools and think spring.
This should include being prepared for the first nice spring day by knowing which shoes, boots or clogs you will slip on to greet the new year of gardening. Some folks may say they prefer an old pair of sneakers, flip flops or just plain old barefoot.
That’s fine, but wearing a pair of gardening shoes will extend your gardening time and pleasure so more can be accomplished and enjoyed.
I’d dare say that most people that experience a good pair of footwear in the garden will be hard pressed to venture out there again in bare feet. Not to mention the pedicure problems that can be avoided as well as health and safety issues for your feet.
Warm feet that are dry and safe make it easier to stay out there long enough to accomplish the task at hand. So whether you prefer clogs, boots or shoes, there are so many to choose from at Garden Shoes Online.
Do your feet and back a favor !
“May all your weeds be wildflowers.” ~ Unknown
I went outside today and was surprised to see my stone patio finally getting moss in the cracks. Upon closer inspection, I found that it was really plush and thick, soft to the touch, but longer than any moss I have ever seen.
So although I am calling it moss, I am not sure if that is indeed what it is. It could be tiny aliens growing in my back yard for all I know but it looks like moss to me. In anycase it looks really good. From the photos you can see how thick it is on the stones.
This is a different kind of moss with an acorn laying on it- or maybe it’s really a tiny house on a hillside. Maybe those tiny aliens live in it.
Okay ….it’s really late and can you tell I need sleep.
PS~If you know what kind of moss this is, let me know. The internet says there are 12,000 different types of moss~I am very curious but way too tired to research it tonight.