While it may not feel like spring yet for many of my readers in different parts of the country and world, it certainly is beginning to feel like spring here! Flowers are popping up, the grass is bright green, and after yesterday's rain everything just smells so fresh and earthy. I'm loving it!
Doesn't spring just make you feel good? Like you could do anything?
It makes me feel like taking on projects and cleaning and baking and breathing it all in.
Hubby and I have been working in the yard today and it makes me want to go buy plants and flowers already! I can drop money at the greenhouse like nobody's business. Keeping everything alive afterwards... well, that's another story. I blame it on the relentless summer heat. Yep. It's the weather's fault. :)
Last summer was hard on our plants and I'm going to try to make an effort to pick out plants that can handle the crazy hot summers we get here. Like my strawberries, for example. When we moved from Indiana, I brought my strawberries in my pretty red strawberry pot in the trunk of my car. The were all leafy and healthy and if I had been smart, I would have left them with my friend in Indiana. But I was stubborn, and I wanted to keep them... and they died within a week. When we went to the greenhouse last year, I looked longingly at the strawberry plants... and the lady there explained that this variety of strawberries could tolerate the Texas heat. I was sold! I filled my pot right back up with sweet little berry plants. Last summer was a beast, though, and many of them died. But some are already coming back... and I'm confident that if I nurse them back to health, I will have my own fresh strawberries soon! Stay tuned...
How's the weather in your area? Any signs of spring?