Saturday, May 25, 2013

Stay Away Frost!

This past week has been a wonderful and needed reprieve from my knitting and designing. The weather was sublime and perfect for working out in the yard under the budding branches of my wild and free rose bush and in the fresh spring dirt. The general rule of thumb here in the Midwest, is that, if you want to be on the safe side when planting flowers, you wait until after Mother's Day to avoid the risk of frost damage. I decided to abide by this rule this year and push most of my plantings off until this last week. Well I will tell you that after spending hours in the sun, finding muscles I never knew I had and breaking lots of glorious sweat,I still had to cover my precious new plantings for the frost that has hit us now 3 times. Boo to the frost! It is worth it though because I want these little darlings to stay alive and well! Here are some photos of my early spring garden. I love perennials, but also keep annuals on my front porch. Flowers and gardening can be a lot of work, for me, there is nothing as rewarding as sitting out on a warm summer day, be it morning, afternoon, or evening, surrounded by blooms.


  1. oh my goodness how lovely. your blossoms are all so pretty melissa, i feel new inspiration to get busy outside. are those real robin eggs?! i've never seen a nest like that and would be so thrilled to find one!

    i've popped over from raverly when your post came up under friends blogs (i love raverly!)

    1. Thank you! They are real eggs! We're lucky enough to have robins, purple finches, blue birds and swallows all nesting in our yard this year! It's so wonderful to be able to show my little girls the process! We leave bits of yarn scraps out every spring and every spring we find nests made with our yarn leftovers!