signs of spring are all over
my soul is replenished.
it is time to prepare for planting.
this will be a house of flowers.
buds and blooms are starting to emerge
showing signs of new life swirling around the farm.
cherry trees and dogwoods are about to burst forth with blossoms.
we are trying something new this year.
this is where my wildflower garden will grow.
after tilling, weeding, amending, and tilling some more
i laid down newspaper, brown paper bags.
i watered them thoroughly and then covered with this black mesh.
i am hoping to prevent weeds and also encourage worms until i can plant.
the veggie/flower potager is still expanding with lots more work to be done.being able to plant something is just necessary for my spirit.
i did buy a magnolia called teddy bear.
i am partial to the ones with deep green foliage and a brown under side on the leaf.
also i couldn't pass up these two types of pansy for some instant gratification.
delta pure violet and a new one for me frizzle sizzle burgundy.
isn't she beautiful, isn't she lovely?
pure violet looks good next to the bright green bugle.
on the frizzle sizzle the leaf and the flower have these ruffly edges, very feminine.
when the weather is nice it's so good to walk.so straight away into the woods we go.
exploring the woods is always fun.
abbey is an outdoors kinda girl.
she loves nature.
we saw this lovely hawk soaring above our heads.
she loves animals.
this is maggie our camera shy dog.
no flash is needed outdoors.
she is a mutt of 14 years.
she loves taking photos.
abbey and bronte' checking out the creek.
our dogs love the exercise.
deer have been here.