Does it seem to you that Spring is just much Spring-ier and zingier this year? As hubby and I drove to our second vaccine appointment yesterday morning, we wondered if the Azaleas really are that much more vibrant this year, or are we just ‘seeing’ the beauty more this year?
After a failed attempt at Ranunculi last year, I am beyond tickled with the lovely peach flowers that I am already cutting to bring indoors this Spring.
I planted 11 Dahlia tubers and a bunch of Zinnia seeds this past week, marking them with tags so that I know which ones I love! Plus, I learned the hard way to lift my Dahlia tubers at the end of the growing season to overwinter them. This way, I’ll know which tubers are which when I lift them this fall.
And, remember that Peony bud I glowed about several weeks ago? It is still going strong. It seems it will be my only Peony bulb this year, but it is the first time I’ve even had one…so I’m still pretty tickled.
For what it’s worth, I am a fan of Bobbex Deer Repellent! When my ranunculi first came up this year, they were nibbled back down pretty quickly even though deer supposedly don’t like them. Since spraying them with Bobbex, they have been left alone. I had the same success with Bobbex last year when I applied it as directed.
Easy Peasy Sweet Potato Dog Chews for your favorite pupper.
This Daisy Knit Washcloth Pattern has been a big hit lately. Consider knitting some up for the moms in your world for Mother’s Day.
While we are talking Mother’s Day, if you are looking for gift inspiration, check out these Gift Ideas for Moms.
It’s amazing what a little paint and some new hardware can do!
I painted the vanity in our powder room with Fusion Mineral Paint and added some contemporary hardware, and it really updated it! It was a quick project and the first time I have used Fusion Mineral Paints. I have to say, if you paint furniture, I would look into it. It went on and dried so nicely; is it odd to say I really enjoyed the painting process?
These Raspberry Macarons are a lovely treat for Spring gatherings.
Wednesday, April 14 is National Pecan Day. Why not celebrate with these Pecan Sandies?
Wishing you a lovely week and hoping that the flowers blooming in your part of the world are the loveliest you’ve ever seen!