Springtime Countdown! - My WAHM Plan

Springtime Countdown!

Lilacs ( My favorite) source

With only 59 days left of winter, I will concede that we here in middle Tennessee have enjoyed a nice, mild winter. I sincerely hope it’s steady as she goes until we all welcome spring once again. 
My girls on the other hand feel short changed by the lack of snow days, having only gotten 1 so far this year. We never get lots of snow anyway; it’s the ice that shuts us down in hilly middle Tennessee. So as much as I try to make my kids happy, there’s no way I’m wishing for any type of white stuff! I just nod my head sympathetically and keep my mouth shut and daydream of spring…
 I have so much planned for my gardens and porches and yard this year. This will be the year I re-do the front flower beds, re-paint the front porch, plant wildflowers at our pond and Honeysuckle along the back fence.  
This is the year that I will divide my Irises and make an “official herb garden” so I don’t keep bringing in my pots, vowing to keep them alive all winter, only to be disappointed when I have to dry and save instead.
 This is the year I make peace with the willful rose bush I inherited when we bought this place. Hey, if it can live throw all the cutting and digging up I’ve done to it, it has earned my respect and a pretty trellis too.
This is the year I will help Ms. T and Ms. M have flower beds all to themselves. They’ve wanted one, but can’t seem to agree on the spot; or worse, they want the same spot but can’t agree on the type of garden it should be. We’ve got 5 acres here, I just bet with some patience and ingenuity we can all figure this out.
Yep, those are my big plans for spring. How about you? Do you love digging in the dirt?
What are your favorite things to grow? Flowers, herbs, veggies, fruit?
Please enjoy my Spring Countdown Widget I've installed at the right. If you would like one, please visit: http://www.mycountdown.org/ .

12 comments

Donna Perugini said...

You make me want to go out and dig! Our weather has caused the ground to freeze at least a foot deep and I forgot to get the aliums in the ground. Might try in a few days though. We've had some very destructive snow and ice here. Seattle made the news for their worst storm in over 30 yrs. Thank the Lord we didn't have the power outages they have had for over 3 days now. Seattle called for help from 4 states for downed power lines. Kids love it as there's been no school for over 1 week.

I have the best trailing Nasturtians ever! We collect the seeds and leave some volunteers to sprout up early. They literally climb all over bushes and up trellises. You can also eat every part of the plant above the ground. They look beautiful in a salad.

Love your lilac photo.

Donna Perugini said...

You make me want to go out and dig! Our weather has caused the ground to freeze at least a foot deep and I forgot to get the aliums in the ground. Might try in a few days though. We've had some very destructive snow and ice here. Seattle made the news for their worst storm in over 30 yrs. Thank the Lord we didn't have the power outages they have had for over 3 days now. Seattle called for help from 4 states for downed power lines. Kids love it as there's been no school for over 1 week.

I have the best trailing Nasturtians ever! We collect the seeds and leave some volunteers to sprout up early. They literally climb all over bushes and up trellises. You can also eat every part of the plant above the ground. They look beautiful in a salad.

Love your lilac photo.

Lynden Blossom said...

Katy sent me! We 'met' through our Blogelina online class. Your post/photo about Lilacs makes me so homesick for mine in MI years ago... When they bloomed, I'd go out after the children were asleep, make bouquets for each bedroom and other rooms so the whole house was Lilac -scented when they awoke in the morning... Thanks for sharing your heart...
Lynden
http://aneleganttouch-Lynden.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Hi Lynden,

I know just what you mean about being homesick for the scent of luscious Lilacs!
I still remember playing in my Grandma's lilacs. I would play all day in those lovely blooms. When my Mom asked where I was, my Grandparents would always say, did you check the Lilacs?
I hope my Lilacs will some day produce enough blooms to do something like you did for your family, to wake up to the heady scent of Lilacs all through your home... wow, thank you for sharing such an awesome memory. :-)
I will stop by your blog soon!

Linda said...

Hi Donna,

I was wondering if you were getting the nasty weather Seattle has had. I'm glad you've kept your power.
I'd love to see your Nasturtiums! I didn't know they'd volunteer easily. Thanks for the tip. Maybe I'll get some for both girls to plant in their gardens. :-)

~The Bargain Babe said...

Hi Linda! I'm your newest follower, and newest member of our Blogelina Mommy Bloggers Group. Nice to see your blog here, the lilacs are gorgeous!

I love tulips in the spring and we usually do a smallish garden...our dog at all the ripe tomatoes off the vine last year though. BOo!

Linda said...

Hello my bloggy friend Bargain Babe, thanks for stopping by.
We are lucky we don't have a dog, because I think he'd be in serious trouble with me if he ate my tomatoes! Ah, just thinking about a nice, ripe, warm, straight off the vine tomato makes my mouth water!

Cathy Davis said...

I can't wait for warmer weather!!

Stopping by from the MVM Alexa Hop!

Cathy
http://sidetrackedmom.net

CraftyMomof3 said...

I love lilacs! They are my favorite.

Linda said...

Hi Cathy,

I'm with you, I can't wait until it's warm... not crazy hot... just sunny and warm! Happy Friday!

Maggie@SquarePennies said...

Linda, those are the most beautiful lilacs! I can almost smell them. Ahh, Spring. It must come. I think some lilacs would be a great addition to our yard. Thanks for the recommendation!

Linda said...

You are welcome Maggie! Lilacs are usually easy to grow and they will reward you with a profusion of blooms that you and the hummingbirds will love!