Dear friends, Welcome back to your favorite Friday Blog Hop for farmgirls far and wide!
I'm so happy March has finally arrived here in the northeast. Even though we are still experiencing unusually cold weather for this time of year I know without a doubt that soon I'll be spending more time outdoors cleaning the greenhouse, raking left over leaves out of the flower beds and planting seeds for this years flower crop!
Plus, I've got a long list of DIY projects for inside! This is the year we are FINALLY going to finish our ECO-FRIENDLY kitchen re-do we started a few years ago. It started with refacing the kitchen cabinets, and a new vintage inspired farm sink. NEW floors and a NEW island top are top of the list, plus as always there will be furniture and walls to paint! I'll do my best to share as we go!
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Is there anything more inspiring than seeing the first shoots of GREEN sprouting from the earth after a long winter? The onset of spring is here and I couldn't be more ready! But, I'm taking it slow just like these pretty Snow Crocus Bulbs. I'm so grateful to the woman who lived in our house before we did for planting a handful or two of these cute little buds of happiness!
Snow Crocus are among the first spring bulbs to emerge even before
spring has officially arrived! They brighten the garden with blue,
orange, purple, yellow and white blossoms. All it takes is a few warm days in late winter for them to pop up out of
the frozen ground despite the likely possibility that they will be
covered in snow a few more times before they actually unfold entirely.
They are easy to grow. Simply place a few bulbs together about 3 - 4
inches deep. Plant in holes spaced randomly about your garden bed for a
natural look. Over time Snow Crocus bulbs multiply giving you more
lovely flowers to look forward to each spring. They tolerate over-crowding but not praying squirrels who will love
snacking on young tender bulbs. If you have squirrels in your
neighborhood I recommend placing chicken wire or weed barrier cloth over
your newly planted area to keep your bulbs safe from hungry rodents.
It's not just humans that get happy when they see them in bloom.
The Bees will be buzzing with delight as they hop from one bloom to another drinking nectar cocktails!
Be gentle with yourself as the
unfolding of spring begins. You've been in a deep sleep and it will take
a while to wake up fully. Start slowly by noticing the little signs of
spring. Longer sunny days, brighter
blue skies, singing birds, and NEW growth sprouting from the earth are here! It's
as if the whole world is taking a giant slow stretch! Enjoy the unfolding...
The smiles of spring
will be here before you know it!