I needed to just “run in” to the local large garden shop, The Barn Nursery, to pick up a bag of onion sets. That was a mistake. An hour later, I did just leave with the onion sets, but it’s definitely springtime in the garden in our area.
The store was bursting at the seams with flowers, herbs, trees, bushes and more garden and home décor than you can imagine. I loved this sign, as you walked in. It certainly set the mood for shopping.
As I pulled into my driveway, I became aware of just how pretty spring is. After a long winter, the pinks and yellows are a long awaited sight, and it never ceases to remind me how thankful I am for all the beauty spring brings us.
We planted our Lady Banks Rose about 4 years ago to cover our garden arbor, and it is at it’s peak now. The tiny yellow flowers cover the arbor and trail down the split rail fence.
My Carolina Jasmine struggled for a few years, and I had plans to dig it up last year. I’m glad I forgot, and gave it another year. It is beautiful this spring, and the scent is wonderful.
These pink azaleas have been in our yard for over 15 years, and to be honest, I don’t know how they stay so pretty. I’m not very good at remembering to fertilize or prune. I did, however, put compost around them last fall, and after blooming, I will fertilize with an acid loving fertilizer that I purchased for my blueberries. The same fertilizer can also be used on my hydrangeas.
And let’s not forget weeds. Chickweed is everywhere, but luckily, my chickens love the little seeds heads on them, and I can at least pitch a few of them into pen.
Spring will soon be over, so I will enjoy it now, knowing that it will return again next year.