Monday, March 16, 2009

I thought it was time for a change of scenery! How do you like it?

The first day of Spring is coming up fast. I am so excited! Each year, I set about looking for the perfect plants. I have my favorites, but I am always looking for something new. Last year, I found several flowers that I loved. It was the first year that I had a large spot and lots of time on my hands, so I just kept buying flowers. Of course, with my hip injury, I couldn't plant them, so I would have Cody or Ollie put them in the ground for me. I babied them, most every day and, I must say, it paid off. I had beautiful flower beds.
This year, I have started a few plants indoors. I plan on ordering some and then, it's off to the local nursery. There's a wonderful nursery, not far from my home, that has a huge selection of flowers. The people are friendly and "glad to have you". The plants are well taken care of and healthy.
I just can't wait to get started!

15 comments:

Ali said...

Aww thanks!
Oh, I am so excited too! We were at Lowes yesterday and they had trees and some flowers...can't WAIT to get my gardens looking nice again!

Gena said...

I just hate the "dead look" of winter.

Lisa said...

hi Gena- i dont know how i ended here, but am here now anyway.........
Lisa xx

Gena said...

Well, I am glad you stopped by! Come back any time!

Dee said...

Ah Spring! Please come and rescue us from WINTERS grip!

WhisperingWriter said...

I like it.

I'm ready for Spring!

Gena said...

Amen, sisters!

Small Footprints said...

Everyone that I talk to has "spring fever" ... myself, included. :) In my area, we still have some cool weather to deal with so I know, even though the weather is nice today, if I plant too soon I'll be sorry. But oh ... it's so hard to resist! :)

Small Footprints
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Rachel said...

Thanks for stopping by my humble little blog.
I was hugely pregnant last spring so I didn't get to do much in the way of planting. This year, I'm hoping to get my large pots planted. I'm sure my 'little helper' will love it.

Janet Jarrell said...

Hi Gena

I like the new look of your blog - blue is a very good colour for creative writers like yourself.

Cheers
Janet

Gena said...

Thanks! You guys are so kind!

Kim said...

We put on an addition the year before last, and planted a TON of shrubs and perennials last year, so I can't wait to see how it all looks for the first spring following planting. We have a high school graduation here in May, so I'm hoping all my "babies" survived this cold winter!

Gena said...

They are pretty resilient, as long as the perennials had not broken the ground yet! Otherwise, if they freeze, it could be bad. I had some perennials in pots and I'm pretty sure the roots froze, so they are probably done for.
But, I don't mind replacing them! I love going to nurseries, especially if I have extra money. I will spend it all there!

s engelmohr said...

I'm all about flowers and nature. Winter and spring is the flower season here in Arizona so I have been enjoying them for a few months. But then while you are enjoying yours I will be watching the asphalt boil, LOL. Keep up on posting the pics as I will really enjoy them here shortly. Will be in the 90's next week.

Gena said...

I will do my best to help you out! I didn't even think about the differences between the areas being that drastic. We can actually enjoy blooms Spring, Summer and Fall in Arkansas.
I have been excited over a few days that have already been in the 70's.
I do feel your pain. I HATE when it's really hot, but it's nothing compared to yours.
Any success with an indoor garden?