spring garden

garden leaves

The spring garden is still young, but it’s had quite a growth spurt this past week with the warmer weather. I planted seeds from December through February (keeping them indoors when it was too cold outside) and have been potting the plants up into bigger containers as they need it. And just about all of them will need to be “potted up” again this week.

This photo is a collection of leaves… a representative of each type of vegetable or herb in the garden. The top row is brussels sprouts, kohlrabi and broccoli. The second row is arugula, kale, spinach and romaine. The third row is parsley, basil and cilantro. And the bottom row is tomato and pepper.

Last night I made a salad with some of the spinach and arugula. Looking forward to harvesting fresh garden veggies everyday!

little collections of things

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I love seeing other people’s images of little things they’ve collected and arranged, so I thought it would be fun to give it a try. For this first collection I took the dogs for a walk around the pond and clipped the little buds and blooms that caught my attention along the way. Here in north Florida the afternoons are in the 80 degree range already and spring is in full swing. This is my favorite stage of plant development… the budding leaves and the flowers just before they bloom.

Happy springtime!