Signs of Spring

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Spring bulbs

Spring is so close, I can almost feel it. I find myself checking every garden I pass, looking for those pale green tips of new life to poke through and greet the world. While spring isn’t here quite yet, I still got my flora fix by visiting a favorite nursery – House by the Side of the Road. Even in the dead of winter, a trip to the greenhouse can give you that much-needed reminder that warmer days are on the horizon. It was so exciting to see trays and trays of dirt ready to house new life.

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Ah, the possibilities!

Even the geranium room was well underway with shoots and leaves.

Geraniums everywhere!
Geraniums everywhere!

I was so inspired by my visit, that I went home and started some seedlings of my own. It felt wonderful – almost therapeutic – to get my hands dirty, and I was very excited to try out the compost I’ve been generating all winter in my homemade-kitchen-worm-composting-system (Sorry, that’s a post for another day!).

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Current status of my kitchen window sill

I think half the fun of growing a garden is planning and dreaming about it all winter long.

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