Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May Flowers

March rolled around and we had a few beautiful days. I got SO excited, we cleared flower beds, prepared soil, got everything ready so that we could plant. I took pictures of the buds on trees and coming out of the ground. I watched things sprouting up, wondering what our yard would look like in the spring. There's something so fun about your first spring in a new house. We had no idea how many plants the previous owners had and we have a ton of landscaping around our yard.

 I watched and I waited. Waited. And waited.

April was COLD. And rainy. Dreary. Cloudy. Snowy.

Where was spring?

FINALLY, this past week, it warmed up. We planted lettuce and carrot seeds in our future veggie garden . We mulched elsewhere and put in some perennials.

I'm happier here than I've ever been. I love being outside and enjoy gardening. I'm weeding, I'm planting...I'm playing in the dirt. It's so great! For the first time in a few years, I put in the effort to get some annuals and enjoy their color, even if it's just for this year.

So this summer there will hopefully be lots of fresh veggies, flowers to arrange and put inside. Butterflies visiting. And birds singing.

Yesterday M and I watched a bright red male bird singing a song that soon attracted a dull colored female. We watched her come to visit and then fly away. We laughed when he quickly followed. "Wait!" We imagined him saying, "Wait for me!". It was one of our favorite episodes of Life, come to life in our own yard.

Spring has sprung and it was so worth the wait!



Nan | WrathOfMom said...

April showers haven't brought us May flowers, just MORE showers. But the snow has finally melted, I keep saying through gritted teeth while I stare at my beige garden.

"I put in the effort to get some annuals and enjoy their color, even if it's just for this year." -- are you moving again?!

Omaha Mama said...

NO! I'm not moving...

I just don't usually get to excited about planting annuals because you just get them that one year and then they die. I like perennials and the excitement of seeing them pop out of the soil in the spring.

Not moving. NO. They will have to drag me from here. Not happening.

Jenifer said...

Wait I am confused...aren't perennials the plants that keep coming back? Ah, I am revealing my very limited gardening skills here I suppose!

I plant about 4-5 pots on my front steps with pretty flowers add a hanging basket and that is pretty much it these days. We used to do veggies, but being in a townhouse makes it hard.

Aliki2006 said...

I love your garden! It looks os filled with promise...