Friday, February 1, 2013

Ready For Spring Time!

Spring reminds me of butterflies, light rain, fresh air, and all the beautiful flowers in bloom.

This time of year is when we start trimming back the Knock Out Roses that are all around our pool area. They are stunning from spring to fall. My Mom loves to landscape, plant new iris and work in her garden. I think it relaxes her to dig in the dirt (even though she has never said that).

I have been thinking about my new house and the garden area I want. Gardening has never been one of those things I have enjoyed, for most it's a labor of love. I can appreciate all the time spent in the garden, fertilizing, digging, trimming, watering, pulling weeds and grass, it's truly a LOT of work. I like to sit back when it's done and take in the beauty of it all. Over the last few years I have helped my Mom and it is very rewarding to see the end result.

At our retreat we are lucky to have enough space for our garden areas, whether it's the beautiful flowers my Mom likes to plant or the vegetable and herb garden. I love to pick fresh veggies each day for our guests and can't wait to get started this year, I am actualy looking forward to getting it planted.

I will also have a vegetable garden at my house and hoping to get started on it soon. We have a great raised bed in our new back yard which will be great! I cook for several families in my area, and I love to provide them with the freshest ingredient. There is nothing better than a home grown tomato!

I would love to hear about your spring time gardening and memories~ until then, happy digging!

1 comment:

Sue said...

When we lived in an apartment in Ohio, there was no room for a garden. Since we lived in a corner unit, we had lots of shrubbery that wrapped around our patio. I put in zucchini, yellow squash, lettuce and carrots (those never came up!) On the patio, I had three large containers for tomatoes. Those plants took off so much, I was passing out tomatoes daily! Good memories.