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Saturday, March 13, 2010


We have been planning our garden...we ordered our seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, starting small with just the things we know we will eat. We also got a few things that we just think are these and these.

Tim also mentioned that a few areas where the trees were taken down would make nice spots for informal flower beds...I want to do sunflowers, hollyhocks, daisies...that kind of thing...most of it is in full sun so the flowers need to be hearty. When he cleared in the fall it also opened up the most wonderful space under two old magnificent trees - a red oak and a maple! They are huge and we want to put a seating area under them so that we will have a spot to rest when working on our gardens and if we just want to be out in the shade reading a book. Our deck is in full sun - though I do have a red umbrella for it - it is often hot in the middle of the day...I am thinking that that spot under the trees with a quart sized jar of iced tea will do really well for a hot summer day!

Also this would be a good spot for the parents of Lindsay's riding students to sit and relax while waiting...

Isn't it fun to think and plan for these kinds of things?

What are you all up to?


Sue said...

I so enjoyed this post, and thank you for sharing this site, I will check it out.
I too have been planning and dreaming of planting and enjoying the warm summer.I plan on planting more sunflowers this year than last, I really enjoy them.

I know you will enjoy sitting under those trees with your iced tea, and flowers around you too.
Have a great weekend.

Tracy said...

Your plans sound wonderful. We don't have one lick of shade on our property!


  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We spent Saturday, doing things around the house, and then we swam. Kyle and Sarah left after that...