Oh my goodness am I ever obsessing about Spring! Not the weather that will come with it, though that is something that scurries around in the back of my mind, but gardening. Seeds, flowers, garden beds, this plant there, that one over here…It is somewhat overwhelming, in a good way.
I have decided that I want to extend the garden bed where I had the sunflowers last year. I think if I bring it out another couple of feet it will work better. At least that is what I tell myself. I think it’s probably just my way of saying I need more soil to get my hands into, more room to place more beauties.
I found an article detailing how to make a hoop style greenhouse for $50 here. It looks fairly simple, not super time-consuming, and its cheap to do, so I want to build one of those, too. Then there are the millions of gardening ideas and hack on Pinterest. I could spend probably everyday between now and Spring looking at the different ideas and hacks, planning all of the things I would like to do to make my gardening area just scream “I AM ALIVE AND TOO BEAUTIFUL NOT TO LOOK AT!!!”
And planter pots…I am starting to see all of the decorative planters in people’s yards that are waiting for their new installments for the year. I want them, all of them, and I will line the front fence, the side of the hanger, make designs with them that are only really completely visible from the air like crop circles, and in my mind’s eye. I’m not sure why I am so attracted to the planters this year. Maybe it has something to do with using 5-gallon buckets as planters last year. I don’t know, but its a pretty intense feeling.
With all of the ideas I have for this gardening project or that one, I must be thinking that I will have figured out how to clone myself by then. Or, perhaps, I will have won the lottery…lol. Whatever the deal is, I will definitely not be having a whole lot of down time, I think. The upside is that working in the garden and with other gardening/yard projects is restorative to my soul, something that is much-needed after soul-sucking winter.
Have you started planning your garden, yet? What Spring and Summer plans do you have circling around your head waiting to get out?