All through the long winter, I dream of my garden.
On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth.
I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.
~ Helen Hayes
A walk in the park one Saturday in February led to the planning of a garden. Despite the cold there were a few signs of spring to be found.
In our new yard we have plenty of room and sun for a big garden which is something to look forward to. I have been pouring over books and was able to go the Garden Fair last weekend and pick up lots of great information!
My dad had this little saying on a garden stake in his backyard, it brings back good memories. I hope that I have inherited a portion of his green thumb!
Sketches have begun and my list is growing of what plants will take up residence in my garden~snapdragons, zinnias, daisies, iris, roses, gomphrena, bachelor buttons, purple coneflowers, peonies, celosia, cosmos. And then there are the vegetables~grape, cherry and slicing tomatoes, lettuces, radishes, peppers, beets and the herbs~sweet basil, thyme, mint, parsley, rosemary, cilantro, lavender...planting the seeds of a new garden on paper!