15 March 2008

bloom day

for garden blogger's bloom day i have a couple of photos. the crocuses are technically on the other side of the fence, in our neighbor's yard, but i was the first to see them, and none of ours are blooming yet. but we are excited by all the bulbs popping up, and since this is our first spring here, it is all a big surprise. the previous owners planted perennials in the flower beds so that there is something blooming from early spring to late fall. most if it we have yet to identify. i think these are daffodils about to bloom.

yesterday i planted more seeds indoors. mostly flowers, and today i started a few peas. i think i could get away with planting the peas directly in the soil outside, but we don't really have a bed ready in the garden yet. i started digging yesterday. it is going to need a lot of work. the little seed station i've set up in the sunniest spot in the office is quickly running out of space.

i've started mapping out the layout of our garden. our plot is 11' x 13'. i am looking into companion planting, and choosing herbs and flowers that will benefit the vegetables. it is surprising, even to me, how much pleasure this activity brings me. i am spending most of my free time on all-things-garden-related. of course, no time is truly free, and it is possible that this obsession has something to do with avoidance of other work...work that is less enjoyable, and a lot more frightening. even so, nourishing the soul has got to be helpful in the long run.


Carol said...

Welcome to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day! Those are pretty crocuses and you can certainly claim them if you saw them first. Sometimes the borrowed views of the neighbor's garden are better than our own!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

kate said...

Those are lovely crocus photographs. It looks as if you've got an adorable garden helper -

Even if you are gardening as a way to avoid work, that's okay -- sometimes when you get to doing what you need to, your time in the garden can have done good things for the spirit.

There are few things more satisfying than watching your veggies grow and then harvesting them (or picking flowers too!)

Happy Garden Blogger's Bloom Day!

Meems said...

Happy you've joined the blogging world AND GBBD. I so wanted to photograph my neighbor's gorgeous bush daisy plants today and managed to resist:-) The purple crocus is beautiful. How fortunate for you that the previous owners got you started on perennials. Won't it be interesting to see what pops up?
Meems @ Hoe&Shovel

Salix Tree said...

oooh.. the anticipation of those daffodil buds! Lovely crocuses next door.
I like you post down below about the boxes, what a good idea!