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?


  1. I've been in the Spring cleaning and painting mode too.
    The snow is gone here also, but we've been having terrible rains and flooding. :(
    Not good for starting a garden yet, might have to wait until late May or early June.
    Sounds like you have a good start to your garden.
    Your paint sounds interesting, I say go for it!