Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Spring has sprung?

Jealous of everyone in blogland's pictures of spring, I am happy to report that we have had 3 spring days in a row. Yay for 70 degree weather! I've been working in the garden a lot, which is an interesting experience because I've never had my own garden. When I was a kid, one of my weekly chores during the warmer months was to weed and water the garden. I can't tell you how much I hated that! Now I'm excited to have my own garden, to plant the things I want, and to reap the benefits of a vegetable garden. Check back in a few months to see if I still feel this way! Ha! Anyway, the interesting thing about inheriting someone else's garden (that being the previous owner of our new house), is that you're never sure what they planted or where. Like for instance, the daffodils in the middle of my backyard. Picture this:

-me pushing Isaiah in the stroller out to the back yard, huge shovel in hand
-me digging a huge hole in the ground to transplant the daffodils to the front yard
-me running to the front yard, bulbs in hand
-Isaiah screaming bloody murder because he is in the back all alone
-me looking around to see if my new neighbors are about to call CPS on me

Luckily all parties survived and the daffodil has a new home in the front yard for everyone to enjoy. The daffodils are sharing their spotlight with these beautiful pansies too!

I was wondering if there we any avid garderners out there that could maybe identify this little thing. I have about 3 of them in my yard, and I'm not sure if it's a bulb or something I should just pull up. I know the picture's not great, but that's the best I can do.

And finally, some crafting was accomplished! It's for my Martha Stewart swap (if you're my partner look away!). I know I said I was going to wait until the swap was over, but it's so cute and springy I just had to share. It's still a WIP but this is a fun, easy project! Just flour sacks from Target, buttons, and a little embroidery.


lera said...

yay for gardening!

the tea towels are adorable. you did a really good job.

Jess said...

I'm in no way an avid gardener, but I inherited a garden this time last year. I would leave them for this year and see what comes up. Then if you hate it, you can get rid of it.
I had an ugly thing in my yard and it turned into a beautiful hydrangea!

Unknown said...

Those towels are so cute! Very creative, and I bet your swap partner will love them!