Monday, January 5, 2009

Thinking Spring


Is it too early to be thinking about spring? Probably, but I can't help it. I know you're thinking, "Didn't you just take down the Christmas wreaths yesterday?" Yes, I did, but what's that got to do with it?

I'll admit, I don't have much of a green thumb. Or maybe I do. I just get lazy about taking care of my plants once the novelty of them has worn off. I had some beautiful flowers, herbs and tomatoes last year. I sort of let them go by the end of summer, though.

See how pretty they looked early in the season?


This year, I'm turning over a new leaf (pun most definitely intended)! I'm going to try to keep my plants looking beautiful all summer long. In fact, my daughter and I have decided to make a project out of it, complete with photo journal. We had a long talk about it while sitting in the parking lot before school this morning, figuring out what sort of flowers and vegetables we want to grow. The minute I got home I went to the Burpee website to look at vegetable seeds. The choices are overwhelming! I haven't placed an order yet, I need to consult with my assistant before I do that.

I have a few easy garden projects in mind that will be fun for both us. I'll be sharing them here, too. I'm also planning to find some new recipes for the vegetables and herbs we'll be growing. I can hardly wait!

9 comments:

Lissaloo said...

I was excited to see your Blog :) I wanted to tell you, hopefully it was you, Your Kaluha Pie idea?? Was it you?? I made into a trifle, yum yum, yum!

Willoughby said...

Yes! I did give you the recipe for Kahlua pie, I'm so glad you liked it! I never thought of a trifle, what a great idea!

Lissaloo said...

It was great, I used your K. cream, chocolate cake cubes, & fresh whipped cream. Topped it off with shaved chocolate. I served it at a get together & everyone LOVED it, Thank You, Thank You! :)

Willoughby said...

Maybe I'll post the recipe here!

Lissaloo said...

You definitely should :)

5thsister said...

Lovin' the music! "Jane" by Jefferson Starship. Oh the memories. Oh right, we were discussing spring. I was the same way with my herbs but am so looking forward to doing a bigger herb garden this year. I'd like to do some tomatoes, too, but have never really gardened. I think hubby is more motivated based on our grocery bills. (Oh, btw,the "magic" is Loreal Feria French Roast which shows auburn on my hair)

Willoughby said...

Hey, 5th, glad you like "Jane"! We're going to see Starship on Valentines Day. I'm so excited! We've seen them in concert many times, but this is the first time in years that we've got plans for Valentines Day that don't involve the kids! WooHoo!

Willoughby said...

Oops! Posted that comment before I was done. I love the French Roast, beautiful color!

5thsister said...

It's so much darker on the box. I guess my "platinum" makes it appear lighter on my head of hair. Oh well.