Thursday, April 8, 2010


I thought I'd take a bit of a diversion from the quilting and knitting to show you what I might just be busy doing the next few days.

Herbs, anyone? I need to clean out the old dry growth from my oregano pot.

Looks like my chives are ready to go though--without any further ado.

And so is my thyme.

This is what greeted me at my front door when we arrived home from our NY son's and his family over the Easter Holiday.

I quickly headed out the back door to see if any of my Lenten roses had bloomed. The foliage was just about destroyed by our cold winter this year. Happily, there are lots of flowers!

Ah, and the planting bug has hit my husband. This is the start of his garden this year. Luckily it rained today so he didn't plant these quite yet. (He is not patient to wait for that final cold snap the we almost always get.) Our area had an all time record high temperature of 85 on Tuesday, but it's supposed to drop to 35 tomorrow night. So these little guys will spend the night on our protected patio.

But with temperatures returning to the 70s for about 10 days, I think they will soon find their way in to this newly tilled (with lots of sand added to modify the East TN clay soil) garden bed.

Oh, and the geraniums that I kept inside over the winter will find their way back out to the porch this year. A couple of them will replace that evergreen in the midst of the pansies that's on my front porch.

Oh, and I have been doing a bit of knitting, but I really do need to get back in the quilting mode too.
I'll keep you posted . . . .

1 comment:

Jan said...

Sure "looks" and "sounds" like Spring is in the air in TN Mary Lynn! Enjoy it my dear :)