spring garden, real life edition
And then I went outside to take a few more to share, while Adam has the boys out for a walk / bike ride.
A few of the crocuses are still hanging on in our yard, the daffodils are up and some are open, and the quince buds are swelling. The boys and I spent the entire afternoon in the yard yesterday, raking and weeding and playing. And blowing bubbles, of course.
I still call our raised beds the 'veggie beds', but it looks like my herbs are taking over much of that space. I have parsley, lemon balm, bee balm, curry flower, rhubarb (well, I guess that isn't really an herb) and mint (sunk in a pot) there. The chives, lavender, sweet woodruff and thyme are in other little beds right by the back door. I also have a bunch of seeds to plant so we can enjoy peas, cucumbers, and the like, so I might have to get creative if I'm going to fit it all in. (Or plant some things at my parent's place, which I've done before.)
mason bee house. I haven't figured out the details on how to put it together yet, but that will come.
I've been feeling frustrated about our house situation this week. I want to NEST. I feel as though I can't here, as we don't want to put extra money into this house that we won't get back if it ever sells, and we don't have a new house to nest in until this one sells. I haven't sorted through all of this in my head yet, but it seems like my rational brain isn't working properly.
Things have been busy, and overwhelming at times. I feel like I'm one of those water bugs that scoots along the surface of the lake and gets to where it's going, but without taking time to really see what's going on beneath it. And I'm not sure how to change that right now. Everything just seems to be going by in a blur, and I wish I could really settle in and enjoy all of it. I've felt grumpy much more than usual, and I don't like it. I don't know exactly what I need, but I'm thinking that some version of a kick in the pants might do the trick. Any volunteers?
Enough about me. Back to gardening. I *love* following along with how other bloggers' gardens are growing, and the spring updates this week have been great. A few that stood out:
Kendra's lovely garden is blooming like nobody's business. I think I need a sign like hers for our back door. She has an Eastern Red Bud! I'm a wee bit envious, but in a good way. I've never seen one here, and don't know if they would do well. Any Nova Scotians know? I'm a sucker for a pink blossom. (Which is why I'd like a few apple trees someday. Oh, and for the apples, too.)
Amy has some wonderful transplanting tips over at Tend. I love sharing plants between gardens, and her tips will help ensure success.
Abby's garden update made me smile. Everything looks so lush and green! So far ahead of ours.
Speaking of green, check out all of the sprouting goodies over at Ngo Family Farm!
As always, I'm curious. What do you have growing? Even if it's a houseplant! (Speaking of which, we have a carrot top and a celery bottom growing in the kitchen right now. Try it! Watching the progress entertains the kids.) Hope you're having a relaxing weekend.