Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Snow is Replaced with Lots of Green

Our snow finally melted and good riddance!  I am so longing for a garden this year.  This winter seemed to go on forever.  It's probably the fact that it was so mild for months and then the snow started in February.  I am more ready than ever  for my garden.  I started tomatoes, cucs, zuchini, butternut squash, green peppers, hot peppers, lettuce, romaine, and brussel sprouts in flats spread across my living room windows.  I added a few more flats of herbs and flowers and now there's a regular greenhouse in there.  It'd be nice to get them in the garden but there's another frost expected tomorrow night.  I bought some pink clematis and a couple of trellis'.  We are going to power wash the deck and put a finish on it then I'll be ready to attach the planters along the rails.

The gold finch are back and I guess it's time for the hummingbirds so I need to get those feeders out and filled.  It's hard to get into designing as there's so much to do around the house.  It's a spring cleaning kind of thing I guess.  Last week we took all of the screens off and washed them and the windows.  I love it when the house is really clean!

I'm planning to paint the kitchen and the master bedroom in a few weeks.  I just can't seem to get out of the spring cleaning mode.  I am not going to quilt market in Portland- I just didn't get anything finished.  Maybe it's my old age but I am enjoying playing (and cleaning) a bit more these days.

I got some new planters and I am wanting to paint them so they all look similar.  I found glow in the dark paint which I'm thinking about using.  It goes on white(ish) but looks green at night after it soaks up the sun.  Sounds fun, huh?  I don't know if it will actually glow but my patio furniture is green so it should fit in.  Anyone used it?