I am hesitant to get excited about spring just yet. Although it will officially be here in 18 days. I am doubtful that our unseasonably warm weather is here to stay. I am waiting for old man winter to give us a final blast or two.
While I’m waiting I have been planning out my gardens. I love planting annuals . I always plant pansies. I have one from last spring that has managed to survive and is blooming already. I also love petunias and marigolds.
I had almost no perennials at my old house, but our current home came with lots of perennials. I am learning to appreciate them. I used to think perennials were high maintenance and got out of control easily. Now I have seen the light. I fell in love with coneflowers last summer. Although they do require maintenance they are easy because they just come back year after year like magic. With regular tending hopefully they won’t go wild.
My daughter and I have been playing with some new concrete molds that she received for Christmas along with some of our older molds that we bought last summer.
We’ve been doing a little painting with our sculptures. We still have lots more to paint. We are considering having an event where people can choose a piece and paint it for their own garden.
This year we are planning a fairy garden. We thought about it last year, but never made progress other than to read some articles. There is no doubt in my mind that this year we have a sweet little fairy garden. We have been dreaming of the idea in our minds for almost a year so it should all come together pretty quickly.
The only thing that concerns me is it is in a high traffic area and right next to the garden hose. Hopefully it won’t get trampled or squashed.
We also have a tree in our woods that came with some gnomes in it.
The gnomes we painted to add aren’t to scale with the old ones. I’m not sure how it will turn out. Even if it doesn’t exactly match, I think it will be a fun spot to visit on our walks.
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