The birds are singing. The deer are grazing. The squirrels and chipmunks are scampering and the bears are rousing themselves to come out and investigate in our little neck of the woods.
While all of this is exciting it also means that bird feeders and plants are in danger of being devoured, destroyed and decimated. I have to be vigilant and I usually am not. Oh, I have the spray that is supposed to deter critters as well as the “hot” bird seed but the critters in Connestee Falls seem to be immune to those.
So what do I do? I enjoy the few flowering things that these critters do not seem to bother with in the spring. The camellias and the hellebore (Lenten Roses) that grow and flourish despite the animals.
My little herb containers are just waiting and ready to get new plants but it is still a bit too early. My chives and sage are popping up and enjoying a little space of their own before the new plants come to share space.
I get excited this time of year to get my hands in the dirt and start planting but I know that it is still a little bit too early for full on gardening. But soon…..
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There’s nothing like new blooms and things sprouting up. I’m patiently waiting for my orchids to bloom. They all have little buds. Spring is just lovely.
Soon, soon. We are likely to get snow this afternoon…but it won’t stay long these days. We have camellias at our lake house in AL, mom planted them and loved them. I love them too. They bloom all winter and are so beautiful. Lots of years frosts gets them, but when it doesn’t, they are glorious!
Now you have me in the mood for spring, I have to wait a little longer!
Fresh chives from your garden, how wonderful. The camellias and the hellebore are so lovely, thankfully the wildlife doesn´t eat them. My daughter has the same issues on her property. Every little sign of Spring is good to see.
Those flowers are so pretty. Spring is a little later here so right now all that is blooming is our crocus. Trees are showing some sign of budding a bit but we need some warm sunny days. Last year in addition to our garden, hubby planted some oregano, parsley, and basil in pots on our deck. So good to have fresh herbs. I’m hoping he does it again. He’s the gardener as I’m the plant killer. 😉
It looks so lovely, so spring-like, so warm. Nothing like Minnesota right now.
The trees are budding here. But know cold will be around a little bit more.
Oh my, your spring blooms are beautiful!!!
What pretty “Lenten Roses.” I’ve never heard them called that before…