The last 10 days or so have been very busy, which explains my somewhat longer than usual silence! I've been taking care of lots of babies! On the 21st, my dog Carina gave birth to 6 sweet golden puppies! There are 4 boys and 2 girls...
Besides puppies, it's also seed-starting time! I have celery, onions, heartsease, pansies, and heliotrope planted so far. The heartsease have already come up!
Celia Thaxter's words were going through my mind as I planted the pansies:
"The Pansy seeds lie like grains of gold on the dark soil. I think as I look at them of the splendors of imperial purples folded within them, of their gold and blue and bronze, of all the myriad combinations of superb color in their rich velvets. Each one of these small golden grains means such a wealth of beauty and delight!"
I also have several bigger heartsease plants (the ones I planted last month to get me through the rest of winter). I just moved them into more decorative pots and they are looking like they could bloom fairly soon!
Temperatures have been milder, but I still have to traverse the "mountain pass" to get to my greenhouse.
And there appears to be a small glacier forming in front of my flower gardens! :D
But when the sun shines, it is glorious! It is so nice to feel some warmth again! My sister snapped these pictures of sunshine piercing through the fog early yesterday morning...
And that's all of my update for now! :)
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading. I also blog for Heirloom Gardener.