Love this season!
It has been all about the gardening and the beautifying of the land around our new home for me. The April weather has been incredible…. I usually dread April. I think it is Spring and really what happens here is WIND! and MUD!
But not this year. It is warm and sunny. Not too windy. And lots of change. Again. Good. So I have been aiming to do at least one outside project a day. I’ve been concentrating on making flower beds. This entails finding and carrying rocks to make borders. A seriously zen like activity. Carrying rocks for an hour. Back and forth, back and forth. I kinda liked it!
I have become obsessed with planting cornflowers aka bachelor buttons. They are cold hardy and we still have more than a month until our last frost. I heard, today, that we may have a hard frost to 21 on Saturday night! That is a 50 degree difference from daytime to nighttime! Wild – truly intense.
I ordered an entire pound. They say a pound for an acre of land. I am only planting small little plots – but I will replant a bunch too, so I have enough! I can scatter away! More than enough really. Thand god for abundance!
I also bought a 1/4 lb of cosmo seed. Notice I have picked very resilient and hardy, easy to grown flowers? I am desperate to be successful.
I have planted one of our outside vegetable gardens completely: russian kale, arugula, snow peas and spinach! Nothing has sprouted yet – I just cannot wait!!! I am sick of buying greens from Cids when I know that we will be drowning in them soon. Yum!
So everyday a little more seed here, a little more there…..
A little project here and there. It’s how I roll.