Happiness is seeing all the tulip trees in bloom!!! Must find a place for one on our property!!
The excitement of seeing the onions peeping up under the grow light in the basement! I usually just sow directly outdoors but I thought I’d do half and half this year, so we planted our cippolini and red onions directly outside this weekend, and these Walla Walla sweets are getting the celeb treatment 🙂
My back regrets it but while the hubby was at work I managed to finish the path from our garage through our new garden space on the south side of our house (where there once was driveway!). We had a bunch of these stepping stone squares that we repurposed and then rented a Ziptruck to get the rest for just over a buck a piece at Lowe’s. Not a hard project technically, as the ground was fairly malleable with the mulch that had soaked in over the winter, so no sand was needed at the base. On the left side it looks boring right now but we have a bunch of natives just planted, blueberry bushes which blend right now with the mulch, and a bunch of hostas, begonias, and other part shade plants that will fill much of this in this year. On the right, the brown blobs along the house are our asters which will turn green with purple blossoms this summer, and we have pink, yellow, and red climbing roses in between which will contrast against the side of the house beautifully.
The intoxicating scent of all the cherry trees in bloom (this one by our neighbor’s house) is one of my favorite moments of the impending spring! It’s all come so early here in Portland with temperatures in the upper 60’s, we are all a bit giddy 🙂
We looked up the other morning while walking down Alberta Street to get our Ziptruck, and while I’d always noticed the quote on the building, I’d never noticed the awesome figure on the left side of this photo. Yes, that’s a metal skeleton balancing on a ladder. I heart Portland 🙂
And speaking of awesome urban art, this reminded the hubby of the street art in Melbourne…particularly that by UK artist Banksy…awww! It will definitely be interesting to visit again after hubby’s life here (not for a couple more years -it’s incredibly expensive to get/stay/eat down there!).
Husband got a cutting of a gingko from a neighbor near the park so we’ve got that started in a pot. Love that he loves this stuff as much as I do 🙂
We found a spot for my buddha that he got for my birthday next to the rose outside our bedroom window. LOVE!
And TONS planted this weekend – kale, carrots, onions, strawberries, corn, borage, and marigolds. Yay Spring!
spinach coming up nicely – can’t wait!!
and definitely barefoot weather – check out my first pedi in 2 years I got the other day with a girlfriend! 🙂