Yay we made it! At least that’s how I feel about the first day of spring. I know while other parts of the country have been enjoying a warmer winter, here in Seattle it has been very usually cold winter. I know I am not the only one who is happy to say farewell to winter. While I know that doesn’t mean we are getting off Scott-free in terms of weather, I know that Spring means one step closer to summer which is really what we all live for here in Seattle.
My garden is starting to bloom with the first sprouts of tulips making their way up to greet us with their beauty. I am also excited to get some vegetables and herbs planted in the garden again this year. It was fun to garden for the first time last year with my oldest. She would get excited every time we walked outside to go take a look to see what had grown since the last time we checked. “Mommy, lets go see my garden. I pick green beans and tomatoes for you!” We did get an abundance of green beans and tomatoes so I think we’ll have to try our hand at those again as well as I’d like to try corn for the first time. We also have thorn-less raspberry bushes from last year and blueberries which didn’t produce too many last year but I am hoping for the best this year. I love gardening and seeing all your hard work produce beautiful results. I think it’s a lot like parenting. It can be hard, and sometimes overwhelming but when the blossoms from your first plant start to grow, you can finally see the rewards of your efforts and you suddenly forget about all the hard work and frustration.
I also planted a Queen Elizabeth rose bush for my youngest; Elizabeth. Now I just need to find a “Victoria” plant for my oldest. If you know of one, please let me know.