Sunday, March 16, 2008

Yes, it really is popping up all over

I realize that it doesn't officially begin until Thursday, but after two weeks of moderate temperatures, everything around the Garden is positively screaming “Spring!” (hence the redecorating)


Garden and Redecorate 2008 060


For those of you who are concerned that I’m too busy, rest assured I do know when to take a break; this weekend was spent doing a fairly decent impression of a sofa cushion. Sleeping in, watching TV (“N.C.I.S.” marathon & Season One of “Fawlty Towers”), knitting, & some light reading- all activities designed to recharge an overworked woman.


Garden and Redecorate 2008 053


To ease my Puritan-ethic sensibilities, I made a foray to Cost*co & Pet*smart so we all could eat this week, & a kamikaze tour of Wal*mart for grooming essentials, snail bait, & 5 bags of compost. This afternoon, after a nap with the girls, I spent some quality time in the yard, putting some of the new plants in the ground.

Then I did a little photo tour of the treasures around me:



Garden and Redecorate 2008 056


Garden and Redecorate 2008 064


Garden and Redecorate 2008 071


Garden and Redecorate 2008 073 Garden and Redecorate 2008 074


Garden and Redecorate 2008 078 Garden and Redecorate 2008 076


This week is looking reasonably quiet- I have my annual mammogram in the morning, Sam plans to go over to DMV to take his permit test, I need to get the rest of the plants in the ground, & firm up our itineraries for our days in Washington, DC. Oh yeah, I guess there are some things to complete at work *sigh* I would much rather just hang around the house…


Garden and Redecorate 2008 083

Can you blame me?

_______________________________________________________

I wandered by a new blog today- The Simple Woman- which is filled with the kind of gentle, authentic living that gives peace to the working woman's spirit. Peggy is hosting a giveaway (open until Thursday, the first day of Spring) of some lovely spring cleaning goodies. Drop by to leave a comment, if you would like to join in- even if you don't, drop by anyway- you will feel refreshed!

8 comments:

Dana said...

What beautiful flowers! You are a good photographer Meg!!

I love your Spanish Lavender...I have lot's of Lavender, but none of the Spanish kind.

Dory said...

Thanks Meg! I so knew you'd be the one that would recognize the quote! :o)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What's a garden without compost?!
Best wishes for a glorious Spring!
Cathy

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Hi Meg!
Your spring garden is already just beautiful! I am super excited about spring this year & can't wait to just get out & enjoy gardening again. We are have big thunderstorms & lots of rain this morning so things should be greening up!

Kathy

She'sSewPretty said...

Meg, Your garden must be beautiful. Snail bait huh?! Those little buggers are everywhere! I found a ton of them when I was weeding.

Amy said...

Wow, wow, wow, your garden is absolutely lovely!! I am so jealous as we finally just have the very first peaks of green under our brown as death grass. It is sure nice to see though! Yeah for spring!

Amy said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Knitting Mummy said...

Hello there, your flowers look lovely all we have over here at the moment is rain, rain and more rain. Thanks for the lovely letter I hope to write back sometime next week.
Amanda.x