Friday, April 16, 2010


I am loving this weather, today (the moment we are in now) and the promise of things to come. My Heirloom Brandywine Tomato seedlings are looking like they are about ready to be moved outside. I saved the seeds from a yummy organic tomato we got from our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share last summer and tried my hand at starting plants. I also have tomatillos, Carolina Wonder Red Bell Peppers, lavender, parsley, chives, oregano, thyme, and parsley growing from SEED in the window. It's all very exciting to me! Nothing is in the garden yet. Well, nothing except that lovely mint that came back just in time for iced tea.

The azaleas seem incredibly vibrant this year and finally my wisteria is blooming! I cut it back last fall and I think it really liked the trim. I only have a few small clusters of blooms on both sides of the picket fence but I am thrilled to finally have them after all these years.

Next week I plan to plant my garden. I'm going to follow the suggestions of Farmers' Almanac Gardening by the Moon. Check it out if you haven't already planted your garden or if you still have more to plant.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Hello, Yellow.

It's odd how having something fresh cut from the yard completely changes the feel of a room for me. It changes my attitude. Others may not even notice this small bunch of blooming branches but it makes me smile every time I see it. It is also a proven fact (unscientifically tested this week) that I keep a cleaner kitchen when there's something fresh and farmy on the counter.