Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spring Has Sprung!

I actually have a new skirt to share with you all, but the crap weather lately has prohibited me from getting any decent pictures of it. Hopefully this weekend!

In the meantime, the rain has helped one thing around here: my crops! A couple of weekends ago it was super nice out so Nick and I headed over to Lowe's and picked up some supplies for our garden. Thankfully the week before, I had attended a gardening workshop at work hosted by a woman from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (the folks who run the Philly Flower Show), where I learned that my original gardening plans weren't the best for our space. Just in time!

I ended up planting cilantro, basil, oregano, thyme, and strawberries in pots and used up our small space of ground for spinach, which the PA Horticultural lady said would grow year-round! I put the strawberries in the biggest pot because they apparently multiply like nuts.




I plan on planting tomatoes in a small planter, but it's been too rainy lately to get that done. I also planted some petunias and french marigolds (if I remember correctly) in the pots that we have hanging on the fence around our patio.




I've been enjoying coming home from work and watering the plants before I start exercising. It's so relaxing, plus the smell of wet ground is great. A couple of days ago I noticed that my spinach and thyme have sprouted! I'm going to pick up some chicken wire this weekend to keep the bunnies away from my spinach.
Here's my baby spinach (haha).


And the baby thyme:


To add to the excitement around here, on Sunday Nick noticed a nest of birdies in the bush on the walk up to our house! I admit that I got borderline obsessed with checking on them pretty much every time I walked by. At first I could only see a mess of feathers.


But as the days went on they moved around so we could see their hilarious little faces! Most of the time, Nick stood watch while I attempted to take pictures in case the mommy or daddy decided to come back to the nest and dive bomb me for being near the babies. They were so hard to photograph!


Plus, they were so cute and cuddled up! 




Sadly when I went to check on them today, they were gone. At least I still have this beautiful hydrangea to greet me at the front door!



  1. So pretty! What a nice little garden, complete with winged visitors!

    1. Thanks, Ginger! I just went out to water my plants and the rest of the herbs sprouted today!! I can't wait until we can cook using things from our own garden. My birdies are still gone though. :(

  2. Love all of the garden pics! I just planted some things (herbs and flowers) a couple of weeks ago, and they have all sprouted now. Yay! Isn't it such a wonderful thing to watch things grow from seed? So fun! Oh, and I love hydrangeas, too.

    1. Thanks! I planted a few more plants today. We just need to start having some sunny days so they will start growing more!


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