I found garden bricks idea while reading The Glamorous Housewife and thought “Hmmm . . . now there’s an idea!” This little DIY combines my two loves: my garden and reading novels, a little non-kitschy whimsy.
In the past few months, I have noticed this bizarre attempt at advertising: a new Black Friday seemingly every month. Do these companies simply not understand the definition of “Black Friday”? Or, is this a not-so-clever marketing attempt to get the masses to big box stores and push more of their unneeded junk?
Regardless of the company rationale, I headed to Home Depot today for the helpful Early Spring April 5 Black Friday sales: B1G1 seed packes, started vegetables 5 for $10, and Miracle Gro topsoil 4 for $10.
After finding this seed-starting chart on veggieharvest.com, I should be able to being planting soon despite the unseasonably cold temperatures.
So here is what I got: organic seeds at 99 cents a pack!
After winter overstayed its welcome with daily temperatures ten degrees cooler than average, we had our first taste of Spring on a fine Good Friday. To my delight, my first bud of awakening appeared in the form of a crocus.
The snowdrops I planted two years ago, alas, never bloomed, so I am doubly excited for my little ones.
After a seemingly never-ending winter, I found the lovely sprouts peaking through the ground this afternoon. Only a mere two weeks ago, I had a school snow day, thinking Spring was weeks away, but these little hyacinths give me hope. Despite the continuing snow, Spring may not be “in the air” but “in the ground”.
Each autumn, I get to look out on this gorgeous tree in my neighbor’s yard. I’ve never seen a tree so amazing this time of year.
Atop Elgin Community College’s first floor rooftops, I found these lovely (and quite large) student-led gardens just outside the new Humanities lunchroom. Apparently, the horticulture students maintain the plantings, and the culinary students use the produce in their cuisine. What a lovely idea!
And, of course, it is a serene view when I am scarfing my Lean Cuisine between classes.