Friday, April 24, 2009

tempting fate

I do it every year.

Make that first fateful trip to the garden center. Buying everything that calls to me, because I am so starved for green, and color.

Forgetting that I live in Minnesota, where it can be 37 degrees on Monday morning and 85 degrees Thursday afternoon.

I throw caution to the wind, and start planting. Knowing that I will have to schlep things in and out of the garage, I buy that dahlia that catches my eye, in a pretty orange color that I haven't seen before, and a columbine to add to my collection, and a new sedum in delicious yellows, oranges, and lime green, and a candy corn plant.

The first round of planting is in the windowboxes-cold hardy plants like johnny jump-ups, petunias, and snapdragons. And new this year, a mini licorice plant, that gives a pop of texture.

I just can't help myself.

There are some mixed lettuces in the herb garden, and a hanging basket of callibrochia in the back yard. The herbs are in pots on the kitchen counter, I bring them outside each day for a little fresh air.

I would show you pictures of these sure signs of spring, but Mike is monopolizing the camera and other computer right now. Hopefully next week I can share my obsession with you.

1 comment:

  1. I loved reading this. We are a lot alike. I have two huge hanging baskets of callibrochia so far... love them. And, so do the hummingbirds.


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