Friday, March 15, 2013

Early "Spring" Planting

Inspired by the 50 degree temperature, "Vernal Equinox" on the calendar next week, and friends who love to garden sharing that they've planted, I ventured outdoors this afternoon:

My new garden caddy.  Won't look this clean ever again.

I started digging in the earth to plant sweet peas (well, of course they would be my first choice!), lettuces, swiss chard and collards.

I came across this, a vestige of gardens past, an old garden marker that used to read, "cilantro," I believe:

But then, what's this?  Underneath a winter's worth of dirt and leaves?

Cilantro!  Gingerly peaking out of the ground as if to say, "is spring here yet?"

I also found signs of two not-so-little boys, and how much they love playing in the dirt too:

Poor Luke, looks like he lost his right hand to frost bite.

Spring is coming...the season of new life and rebirth.  I can hardly wait.

Life is sweet,


Emily said...

Where did you get that caddy??? I love it!

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Laura said...

The photo of Luke made me actually laugh out loud! I'm looking forward to the days of living outside again!... LOVE that caddy! I need to get one for my own garden!