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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Gardening Details

I've recovered from the trip to San antonio enough to start weeding the garden. Last week's weather wasn't conducive to rolling up sleeves -- and th wind this week isn't much better, but at least it's not raining -- yet.

There are certain things about this time of year that make me sad if I miss them.

I love the smell of hyacinths in the house. I pick a bunch of them and put them in a little vase on the windowsill over the kitchen sink and they smell so good. The soft blues and pinks blend together with purples and whites and just fill the room with scent and beauty.

I love watching the different types of daffodils and tulips cheer each other into bloom, then bow out in favor of the newcomers. The narcissi and multi-flowered daffodils are last -- they are barely showing buds now. When they are gone we are into serious gardening time.

I love discovering that things have made it through the winter. They generally were supposed to, but it is always heartening to know that they did. This year I see if the snapdragons, dianthas and foxgloves I nursed along last year will actually bloom this year.

I just love growing things!


Blogger Penelope Marzec said...

I love the smell of hyacinths, too. Our daffodils are out, our forsythia is blooming, and spring is finally here. :^)

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