I Can Feel Spring

It’s spring out there and my heart is happy. It’s spring out there and we’ve been outside ridding the yard of last year’s yard debris, preparing beds for new plants, doing a little planting, painting, all those things that the warmer, sunnier weather makes us happy to do. So far we’ve:

Planted a few primrose in a pot, leaving room for another plant to join them:

Planted some peas – if you look really hard you can see the little guys popping through the surface of the soil

Planted our first hanging pot with Calabrochoa and Bacopa

Filled the planting bags with soil, putting the one shrub (a Pieris Japonica Dorothy Wyckoff) we’ve gotten so far in one bag while the others wait for the plants we’ve ordered to fill them to arrive. We did buy two Corydalis to join the not-yet-here plant in one bag.

Last year’s spinach planting is celebrating spring

I’ve always wanted a brightly colored front door, and it turns out that Kat wanted the same thing. So on our shopping trip the other day, we chose some paint in a color called Sugar Beet, and this is what it looks like on the door.

The color was more Kat’s choice than mine, but I love how it looks. There is just the tiniest bit of clash with the bright red pots planted in front of, and on either side of the door. Maybe I’ll post a photo of them together after the pots are planted with – yes, the plants that have been ordered to fill them.

When we’re not outside celebrating the blue skies, bright sunshine, and warmth, I spend time at my loom. I still have not taken photos of my more recent projects, but what’s on the loom right now is this:

It’s intended to grow up to be a V-back shawl, and I will post photos when it’s done. Really, I will. And someday I will also post photos of some of the other things I’ve done. You know, this might be a good time to go outside and take some of those photos. Maybe. Or maybe I should go out and do a little more work on what’s going to be a flower bed when the plants that have been ordered arrive to fill it. We have lots of plants on order.

In the meantime, I’m working at ignoring what I view as stupidity going on around me in this country and just enjoying the passage into not-winter weather, new blossoms, new life, happiness. Enjoying the knowledge that truly, I have

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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17 Responses to I Can Feel Spring

  1. dawnkinster says:

    Spring makes me happy too. Snowed yesterday, opening day for Tiger baseball of course, but today there is sun, and while it is cold, there is hope.


  2. Mama Cormier says:

    I love the colour of your door. No planting here for awhile. Too much chance of frost. Sigh!

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    I like your new front door color. It rocks. Like you I’m focusing on enjoying spring, although it’s still not quite here yet. Looking forward to planting my own little peas.

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  4. lois says:

    About a week ago, I could no longer stand the humidity and turned on our A/C–in March!! Last night and today, the heat has been coming on. Sugar Beet–I both love the name and the color.

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  5. Sandra Sparks says:

    Where are you ordering plants from?

    Sent from the all new AOL app for iOS


  6. leendadll says:

    So much color and positivity!! Yay!!
    I spend my lunch” breaks out front, playing with the cats. That’s about the limits of my outdoor time right now… so this post felt really good. Thank you!

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    • Carol says:

      Thank you. I Needed some positive things.


      • leendadll says:

        I remember reading something about red doors being friendly… don’t recall if it’s a culture thing or people’s impression. I’ve wanted a red door ever since but don’t bother because a red security screen, which blocks the door, seems odd.

        My latest fantasy is of having my house painted with images of bubbles!

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  7. Love your plants. You planted bacopa? You can make tea with the leaves, your brain will thank you.

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  8. Joanne says:

    Your gardening sounds wonderful, Carol, especially after being cooped up indoors for so long. Enjoy your warmer days, and your brightly coloured front door. 🙂

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  9. Lisa says:

    I think we’ve had the last of our freezes for this winter/spring. The sun is warming us into the 70s this weekend so the windows will be opened to let in the fresh air. I bought pansies for the front door pots until it gets warmer. And, enjoying my daffodils. Our veggie garden is still too wet to till and plant, but hopefully in a couple weeks the green beans, sweet corn, kohlrabi and beets will be in. I’ll be in search of spinach plants soon. Can’t wait to see what you are creating on your loom. xoxox

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  10. Robin says:

    This is a very colorful, hopeful post. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been creating on your loom. I love the color of the front door (and the name — sugar beet red).


  11. suhaniboraa says:

    Spring is always a very happy and positive time with so many beautiful colors outside. I loved the color of your door. The bright red really stands out.


  12. My gosh Carol, I can tell it is spring in your neighborhood. You have been busy as a bee with the bright colors, beautiful plants, and your creations on the loom. Love the door color! Good work!


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