While the gardeners in warmer climates are busy getting their gardens underway, we must wait patiently in the colder growing zones.
I found myself kicking at the last stubborn snow piles around the kitchen garden this morning.
Mother Nature is bringing rain with possible thunderstorms this evening…that should erase the last evidence of winter-for now!
March is a month of high snowfall amounts, so I’m sure the white will blanket the garden a bit more before spring, or even well into spring!
Lot’s of planting and pulling weeds this week as the garden gets going.
Remembering that I have garden aprons to lessen the dirt that I bring indoors,
I rummaged through the potting shed to find this linen apron.
I designed and sewed this apron for Country Gardens Magazine a couple of years ago.
The pattern and images appeared in the Fall issue of 2014.
It was a dream come true to travel to the Better Homes And Gardens Test Garden’s and
co produce the story with my friend Kate Carter-Frederick.
I ended up having to model for the story, and though I was in the most lovely gardens,
was completely out of my element!
This image looks simple enough.
I first held a watering can.
The pot was tilted many angles.
My shirt was unbuttoned-just one more!
The pot got really heavy!
They cropped this image-perfectly!
Always fun to see these woodland flowers among the pines.
The Cosmos are winding out of their pots.
I think they are looking for Spring.
With more cool weather expected,
it’s safer in the greenhouse.
Yes, fresh Herbs are back!
Prepping for a demonstration at our local library this weekend.
Using Herbs to make fresh salad dressings in 60 seconds.
Mother Nature responds with sunshine, calm and a promise of nearly 70 degrees!
Rolling up my sleeves for a day of work.
This trellis needs work from some winter damage.
The list goes on from there!
The time of year when we have Spring one day,
Winter the next.
We are all caught in the middle.
The softest grey catkins of the Pussy Willow make a sweet wreath.
I love shopping at Mother Nature.
The snow has melted enough to uncover grass and ground.
The edges of the raised beds are visible after months of snow cover.
I’m born and raised in Minnesota, so I do know that winter is far from over.
That doesn’t stop me from enjoying the few days,
that the melting sunshine brings the hint of spring to the garden.
27 days to spring!