Spring Is In The Air

I celebrated the birthday of the first day of spring with my 4 year old grandaughter and she decided that the candles on earth’s cake were the tiny green sprouts of the bulbs that were just emerging from the ground.  The spirit of spring is so strong that I strewed some SHIRLEY POPPY seeds in a raised bed with the vision of a pastel July splash. Is it too early? We shall see. the rain for the next two days should encourage them . I shall plant AJUGA around the perimeter of the new patio near the children’s sand box. From experience with this ground cover it can be walked on and still stay green all summer. It also spreads with great vigor. It  even can be used in place of a lawn in troubled spots.  I plan to give it a couple of doses liquid fertilizer to get the plants off to a proper start.  The blue flowers in late spring are a special bonus.

Recycling has been taken to a new height!  My dryer lint is hanging on a leafless branch hoping that the birds will use it for part of their nesting material.

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