Gracie LOVES her new boots!  We can’t wait for a rainy day!

 

Ranger Ladybugs Purple Dragonfly Garden ClogsTime 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

18. May 2011 · 3 comments · Categories: General · Tags: , ,

The rain continues but I have decided to not let it dampen my gardening spirit.  Out I went this afternoon into the wet tall grass to see what my spring garden is looking like.

The rain seems to go on and on and I am afraid I am missing all of the colors that are so beautiful this time of year.  The Lilacs and Iris are blooming, and my vegetable garden is waiting to be complete. 
 I decided to go ahead and put in a few of my seeedlings today to spite the rain.  You never know around here if you should wait until Memorial Day like everyone advises for a last frost date, or go for it. 
 Our weather this year has been chilly and VERY wet, but honestly I am tired of waiting so I have put in some of my vegetables and some flowers. 
We are going away for a week and hopefully I won’t be starting from scratch when we return because everything drown or froze while we were away. 

 

~”Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” ~Roger Miller 

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I wore my Muck Daily Garden Shoes and even though I was soaked through, my feet were dry and comfy!

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We finally had a nice couple of days with temperatures in the fifties and even up to 60. Even the bees were busy taking advantage of the spring weather. 

 It felt so good to be out in my yard even if it was just cleaning things up and preparing our raised beds for warm weather to come.  That’s the only good thing about our long winters….spring is all the sweeter when it finally arrives. 

~”If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”  ~Anne Bradstreet
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 March finds me with very little to show in my garden, or so I thought.  March came in like a lion~we just had  20 inches of snow a  week ago and since then nothing but more snow and then rain which is causing high rivers and flooding.

  But today as I ventured out for a walk, I noticed these cute little snowdrops ready to bloom.  I was so surprised because I didn’t even know they were there.  A little farther into the yard and I found my pussy willows ready to bloom. 

There were buds on the lilac bushes as well as some irises greening up a bit.  A few random daffodils and hyacinths are poking through the dirt with their yellow leaves looking for some sunshine.  I have to say I was very surprised to find all these signs of spring when there has been such foul weather of late. 

I expected to show only dried sedum and my snowman this month, but I was pleasantly surprised today. 

The weather is supposed to be mild today so I will be out there looking for more delightful signs of spring springing. Hopefully March will follow the saying and go out like a lamb….

a girl can dream can’t she?  

   

 

  

~Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men.  ~Chinese Proverb    

  

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Wishing I had some garden progress to share today but I don’t.  It’s Winter in the North East and I am waiting for spring like everyone else. web-sunday-0021

 To most, Spring arrives with the crocus, snowdrops, tulips and daffodils. I too get very excited when they show their pretty faces but I don’t get to enjoy them nearly enough because it is usually too cold in this northeast climate to sit and look at them. It’s usually not even nice enough to work in the garden so that you can be around them for a bit.  So for me, I really count gardening weather to be here when my favorite perennials begin to grow. web-kjkh-032

  When I stroll around the gardens and start to see them coming along, the old stand bys that give me the feeling that spring is here and summer isn’t too far behind. 

web-sunday-007To me those plants are the anchors of my garden.  They are old fashioned and loved by many.  In fact most gardens contain at least one or more of them. These are peonies, lilacs,  iris, bleeding heart, roses, hydrangeas, hostas, climatis and violets. 

 For some that may even be their entire garden~ planted years ago and faithfully returning year after year.  web-kjkh-040

I get a spring in my step when they start emerging from the dirt eventhough I am always nervous that they have ventured out too soon.web-kjkh-0541

 Somehow they survive and reward us with their beautiful flowers and luscious green leaves.web-kjkh-045

 Those are the days I am dreaming of.w

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

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 If you want to wear something that is a bit more durable on mucky ground than a shoe, especially when the terrain is deeper dirt or mud, the Muck Scrub Boot from Garden Shoes Online should be your first consderation.

 This is a boot designed for messy chores and working outdoors. Hosing them off cleans them in a snap.  They are waterproof, comfortable and also come in fun colors as well as the traditional green.  It has a stretch-fit binding at the top that snugs your calf to keeps warmth in and the breathable Airmesh lining keeps your foot dry(from perspiration).

The multi ribbed tread gives you good traction and the seamless, easy to clean rubber overlay makes it waterproof.  Even the top flex foam bootie is waterproof as well as snag resistant.  It has a kick rim for hands free removal and natural rubber reinforcement in the toe, heel, achilles, and shank areas that offer extra protection when working with tools.  If you want a boot that goes on and off easily and keeps your feet dry and comfortable, the Muck Scrub Boot is a great choice.

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There is a lot of blooming going on right now.web-ki-033

 Tulips, daffodils and pansies along with lilacs are all lovely smiling for the camera. web-ki-062

There’s a lot of color.

web-lila1As well as white.

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There is nothing like spring time. 

web-ki-045~How can one help shivering with delight when one’s hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower, cool from the shade and stiff with newborn vigor!  ~Colette

 

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Working in my garden today, I was taken back by the lovely scent of lilacs. lilac

 Their delicate fragance floats in the air in little wisps that catch your attention.lilacs

  They are such pretty flowers in shades of purple, periwinkle and white. lilac

 I have planted many lilacs in the 3 years since we bought this house, just for that small window of spring when they will speckle my view with purple and fill the air with that oh so lovely scent. -lilac

For now they are young and I don’t get as many to pick as I would like, but as luck would have it, my son’s entire yard is bordered on one side by many many lilac trees. 

lilac Needless to say I went over there and picked myself some.  lilac bouquet

One bouquet for the dining room and one for my bedroom. lilacs in a vase

 You can’t have too many flowers especially ones that smell this good.

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~I am thinking of the lilac-trees,
  That shook their purple plumes,
    And when the sash was open,
      Shed fragrance through the room.~Anna S. Stephens

 

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web-r-001We finally had a beautiful spring day. trout lily

 There was plenty of wind but at least it was sunny and mild. 

trout lily It felt good to be out there working in my garden.web-r-008

 At the end of the day I snapped a few pictures of what’s going on in this yard of mine. web-r-023

There is quite a mix showing up this week.web-r-068

It’s so nice to see these old friends after such a long time.web-r-064

  ~One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.  ~W.E. Johns

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