Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Humph, it's still winter.

I want spring. I want flowers and humming birds. Gardens and weeds. All of it.

I miss sitting on the back patio after weeding my herb garden. This year my daughter and I are planing a fairy garden. We saw it on one of those gardening shows and fell in love with the idea. It can be done as small as a potted plant dish or so large as to walk in it. We have the room to do the large one, so gonna do it. I hope. The key is making it surprising with hidden delights.

What are you looking forward to doing in Spring?


Anonymous said...

You are so right....
I miss spring.
I miss sitting in the backyard with a book and feeling the sun on my shoulders, and smelling the air and listening to the birds sing.
I am sooooo tired of the snow and the cold.
P.S. What's in a fairy garden?
Thanks for letting my mind wander towards spring... if only for a few minutes.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for longer days and frsh air blowing through the open windows. Sounds of kids playing outside. Smelling the rain and watching the thunderstorms. Most of all, seeing something besides white outside my window!

Spring has to be here soon!Pitchers and catchers reported last week. Baseball is the first sign of spring.

Gail said...

Far as I can tell, a fairy garden is anything you want. The TV show made it with plants that have fairy in the name, but I don't consider myself tied to that. A little stream or pond, a place for fairys to rest and other delightful things. I'm not doing the stream, but am sinking a large tub in ground with a small pump in it, makes a little fountain.

I like this because it also works as a place for animals to drink on those really hot summer days when water is hard to find. Since animals drink from it, can't use chemicls to keep water algee free. Use a dark colored tub or fill the tub with large rocks so it looks like water is spouting up from a rock bed. Charming for the fairys and easy to maintain.

Humm...bet that was more info than you wanted.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to the end of summer and hopefully some rain.
Sometimes it seems weird being on the opposite side of the world from most of the sites you visit. pmsl

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I guess I shouldn't mention that we finished the the watering system for the roses we planted weekend before last or that we have hummingbirds flying around the new feeder and I watch them while sitting in the sun in 70 degree weather?

I love the idea of a fairy garden!

Gail said...

Edie, that would be a strange feeling. At least it's warm there.

Kelly, your showing off. Making a rude finger motion at you.