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Waiting For Spring…

05 Mar

As the days grow longer and the sun shines just a bit stronger, gardeners everywhere anticipate spring and being able to work in their gardens yet again. And I’m no exception. The daffodils’ first leaves are beginning to peek at me from amidst the lingering patches of snow, telling me spring is on its way. As a lifelong Michigander, I know that I still have to wait patiently. April ice storms and blizzards are not uncommon around here. But my thoughts are still turning to the garden…

 

One thing I like to think about is what type of annuals I’m going to plant in my containers…I always say I’m going to shake it up a bit and try something different, but it seems I always go back to my favorite purple and lavender color schemes. There is something about those colors that are just so soothing to me.

And I have also found some really awesome solar lights for my garden this year too…What I love about them is that they repurpose old mason jars, which I have dozens of, and that they also have a quaint and rustic charm. I liked them so much that I even got extra to offer on my website. I got solar lids that screw onto any quart size Mason jar. And then I also got wire Mason jar hangers. You can use them to hang the Mason jars from shepherd’s hooks throughout the garden. And with these caddies, you can put votives in the Mason jars as another option instead of the solar lids…

solar lidjar hanger

You can find them here:  http://www.mondayschildprimitives.com/store/WsDefault.asp?Cat=Garden

What are your plans for your garden this year? Hope everyone has a beautiful almost-spring day!

 

 

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Posted by on March 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

5 responses to “Waiting For Spring…

  1. P.S. I Love Soap Co.

    March 5, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Spring is in the air. I can’t wait to plant. I usually don’t buy plants. I plant seeds in my planters from the year before or I buy seeds to save money. Last year I planted Wild Flower seeds in my planters and had flowers every where!

     
    • mondayschildprims

      March 5, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      Those wildflowers sound beautiful! I don’t buy a whole lot of plants either. I have tons of perennials in my borders but I just fill a container or two for my porch and patio and I buy some of my veggie plants too. I like seeds for some early veggies like spinach and lettuce and peas. That is great that you grow everything from seeds…I would like to get into doing that more:)

       
      • P.S. I Love Soap Co.

        March 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm

        Well, Flowers I do. But some veggies I buy the plant because the time they would grow there would already be frost…… String beans are super easy to grow. So those I grow by seeds……:)

         
  2. simplethymeprims

    March 5, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Days are becoming longer and at times you can feel the spring approaching. Today we are under a winter storm warning…love the lavenders! We are at a new home(to us anyway) so I’m anxious to plant some flowers this spring. Have a great day!

     
    • mondayschildprims

      March 5, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      I hope that the storm doesn’t hit you too bad. We somehow lucked out on this one because we are just north of where it is hitting. It is kind of looping around us. The sun has been shining so nicely the last few days that you just want to go out and work in the yard! I hope that you get settled nicely into your new home. It sounds like fun trying to decide what to plant. And thank you! Hope you have a great day too!

       

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