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Thinking about spring

Monday, March 07, 2011

I really hate winter, and I've been wishing spring would get here already for the last month or so. I am tired of the cold and the snow and freezing rain. I hate the cold and I mostly exercise outside so I haven't been getting enough exercise lately.

I've been thinking about gardening, I want to fill out the front garden more this year. In the front there is an area right near our house where there are plants and flowers, and in the back I have an herb garden and a vegetable garden as well as a strawberry patch (and raspberries which snuck in from my neighbor's yard.) I started working on improving the front garden by planting some hyacinth bulbs in the fall, and I am hoping those come up and looking forward to them this spring as I love the scent.

I also ordered some plants and seeds online, there was a $25 off $50 deal so I decided to take advantage of it.

I ordered:
MAY NIGHT SALVIA
BLUE GIRL HYBRID TEA ROSE
BLUE ANGEL CLIMBING ROSE
DWARF MEYER LEMON
WILDFLOWER SHADE MIX PKT

It will be quite a while before planting season starts here but at least I have started something to do with gardening... I decided not to try to start seeds indoors this year because with the havoc my cats have been unleashing on my houseplants I have a feeling I'd end up disappointed. They keep knocking over all my plants in the house, which killed all the little cacti I was growing.
I did order one plant for inside the house, a dwarf Meyer lemon tree but I am going to be weighing the container down heavily to hopefully keep them from wrecking it. I'm excited about that one too because I have wanted one of those for years (either that or one of those dwarf multi-citrus-fruit trees.) It will be living on the porch during the warm weather and then moved indoors when it's cold.

So I've been thinking about spring, and I wish it would get here already so I can start planting! Of course here in Chicago we can't even plant most things until May...
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