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Soaking It Up

February 21st, 2017

I spent the last half of last week in Ohio, visiting family. On Saturday it was 74 degrees. Naturally, I spent the afternoon sitting in the sun on front porch reading a book (The Memory of Us, a historical fiction).

I took a short walk around the garden with my parents, my mom was feeling well enough for a bit to make a quick jaunt around the garden seeing the very first early crocus popping up out the soil.

It won’t be long until spring arrives in Ohio, we still have a while here in Maine. That small taste of it gave me the push I needed to get started on a few early chores. This week I plan on starting a flat of spring cassis and lettuces. Perhaps I’ll even start some celery and a few other herbs.

When does spring usually arrive in your garden?

3 Comments to “Soaking It Up”
  1. PennyAshevilleNC on February 21, 2017 at 9:43 am

    We are enjoying the warm winter too. I am glad to hear your Mom got to walk out and feel the sunshine and see the first signs of spring. What a gift.

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  2. MIsti on February 21, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Spring arrived in January. Like, the week after our few days of winter.

    Tomatoes are already in the ground, peas are climbing their trellises, cukes are sprouting.

    I’m glad you mom was feeling well enough to walk around with you.

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  3. Chris on February 21, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    So glad your mum had some good days to wander her late winter garden. These moments must be so precious for all of you….

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