Ok...so, how about a little sunshine in view of my recently gloomy rantings and ramblings?
I am DYING for green grass. The paperwhites on my windowsill have grown and blossomed (Alan couldn't stand the smell so he cut all the blooms off...lol), the boys planted tiny patches of green grass, I have been sprouting alfalfa.
IT ISN'T ENOUGH!!
I am itching to visit sunnyside and plan my garden for this year.
Last year we planted a few new things that I absolutely LOVED. Purple Morning Glories, Scarlett Runner Beans and purple potatoes. While our harvest was less than bountiful, the boys enjoyed watching everything grow and loved picking beans off the vine and digging out the potatoes at year end.
This year I think we will double up and plant twice as many seeds. We have chain link fencing and it makes the perfect trellis for climbing plants and veggies.
A personal favorite that I think we will plant this year are sweet peas. I purchased a packet of a beautiful varigated multi-coloured variety and am just waiting for the Mother's Day weekend to plant them.
So...do you garden? Veggies, flowers or both? What are YOUR favourites? Any hints you want to share? Are you dying to get your hands dirty?
I think we will take a little drive to sunnyside, just for a green fix.
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