"It's springtime in the Rockies and I'm full of mountain dew - cain't even read my catalogs the way I used to do."
Not sure where this little ditty came from, but my Mom used to sing it every spring. I know longer live in the Rockies, or even in the mountains right now, but this little song still runs through my mind over and over again this time of year.
The birds are singing in our backyard, flowers are pushing up through the damp soil, tree's are beginning to unfurl their glorious leaves and down the road a couple of miles, when you leave our little town behind, the newborn calves and lambs are frolicking in their green pastures.
When I come home from work, I want to dig my hands into that sweet smelling dirt and the very last thing on my mind is this computer and my blog. I apologize for my absence and my missing comments on your posts. I do think of you all and wonder what you're up to, but dirty fingers aren't allowed on my keyboard. They make quite the mess.
Here is a small glimpse of some new plantings that our gracing our yard.
Strawberries in a backyard bed. I'm a true believer in the old-fashioned cottage garden where fruit and veggies are mixed in with flowers. There's a new blueberry bush in this same flower bed, along with Shasta Daisies, Daylilies, pansies, snapdragons, mint and, later in the season, a tomato plant or two.
This new edging bed along the back fence is full of ferns and hosta's. Boarding the fence on the outside is a large rose bush, a butterfly bush and a crazy vine. They are all fast-growing and flowering, shading the bottom of the fence, so I think the ferns and hosta's will do really nicely there and add some lushness to the backyard.
Today Riff and I are tackling a way out of control bed in the front yard. I should take a before picture. It's completely crazy. Hopefully it will turn out like the picture I have in my mind of a sweet cottage bed. It already sports daisies, poppies and such. Just needs a whole lot of TLC.
Spring has sprung. Hope you are blessed with dirt under your fingernails...