New year new beginnings! WE GOT THIS! I keep saying this to myself because I seem to be all over the place with home, family, and responsibilities. Nothing holds my attention very long before I panic about something I should have done. I am constantly stopping what I am doing and running off to start and not finish another task. The holidays always bring out my crazier side, and in January when the parties are done, the decorations are put away, and everyone has gone home, there is a quiet that blankets everything. I honestly don’t know if it’s peaceful or icky.
January has been pretty sunny and warm. I should be worried about droughts, but instead I think I will just enjoy it. I was lucky enough to find an ad on Facebook Market place for “Free Terracotta Pots.” The picture made it look like they were small, so I threw hubby into the minivan and raced over to the person’s home. When we got there I realized I had woefully misjudged the pots in the picture. They were HUGE! I grabbed the largest pot I could and threw it in the back of the van. I then asked the lady if I could come back with a truck. She was happy to hold them for us. There were about 15 pots total. WHAT A SCORE!
I had been purchasing packages and packages of bulbs since last Fall and it was finally time to plant them in the ground. I stored them in the patio refrigerator that was for kegs. After hubby and I found ourselves, with the help of a neighbor, going through a full keg of beer a month, It was time to temporarily retire the kegerator. But it was still useful for storing bulbs, and that is where they stayed until this month.
It was back breaking work, but I planted Daffodils, Tulips, Crocus and a few Alliums. I am hoping to have a pretty impressive display by Easter.
I also cut back a lot of the overgrown plants, and started making plans for the new pots as well as the raised flower beds that had been busted by the floods.
Nothing looks all that impressive now, but these empty beds hold a lot of possibilities