Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring Fever

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain

Yep, that's me...I've got it, the old Spring Fever.  I don't know what to do first...plant my garden, finish those overdue projects, Spring clean the house...ugh...too much to do and not enough time!

I've ony had one full day of my Spring break at home so far...and with only three more left, I'm probably not going to get it all done, but I'll try...I'll kill myself trying! 

I love this time of year, more than any other. 

My roses are starting to bloom, everything is green, the longer days, kids playing in the park again after a long, cold winter.  The whole feeling of makes me want to eat better, exercise, start something new.

Tomorrow my garden is really going in...I'm a little late this year, or it feels like it anyway.  I usually don't wind up putting it in until Spring break, which was later this year than last.  Right now, I have piles of clippings, weeds and dead plants around my backyard, waiting for space in my always full "green" can.  Tomorrow I'll call my neighbor and see if hers has room, she's always so nice about letting me use it. 

My yard is about a third of an acre, most of which is landscaped one way or another (there's still a hidden corner of the property that is overgrown w/ weeds this time of year).  I do not have a gardener.  I do all the yardwork myself.  I don't mean to "toot my own horn" here, but it's a lot of work,  I really do enjoy it though.  I find gardening very theraputic.  I have the best conversations with myself when I'm mowing the lawn...not sure why, maybe it's the repetition, or the steady roar of the motor.  I come up with all sorts of great ideas while I mow...unfortunately sometimes I've forgotten them by the time I get back in the house :)

Yesterday I cut the very first spring blooms of my roses.  I have a lot of rose bushes makes for a lot of pruning in February, but once they've been pruned and fertilized, they are really easy to upkeep...and so worth it!  I love being able to go outside and cut my own bouquet, filling up an empty spot somewhere in the house.

I find it hard to sleep in at this time of year too, I'm always so anxious to get up in the morning and get outside...I love the quiet in the early morning, when the sun is first rising and no one else is up yet. 

Ahhh Spring...

Wishing you Spring Fever and Happy Thoughts,

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  1. Your roses are so pretty! I can't wait for mine to start blooming.

  2. This just so refreshingly pretty! Thanks for sharing the pictures of your lovely roses!..,

    I love Mark Twain quotes as well!~So appropo to your 'Spring Fever' theme.

    Do drop by for 'a cup of tea or coffee' my dear!

    Cheers from Wanda Lee

  3. So lovely! Glad I stopped by...going to take a peek around!

  4. I l♥ve roses!!!! I really do. And I have a lot of them myself and I also like doing my own gardening. But now I must confess, I honestly want one of the roses you have [the top pink rose] don't happen to know the species? They look so like the olden kind you saw many many decades ago.

    Please, drop by my Show n Tell if you can find time. I'd love your company today.

    It's HERE

  5. What lovely roses. Please come by for a visit at TeaScapes at BellaCasa and don't forget to leave a comment so that I know that you dropped by.

    Jan @ BellaCasa

  6. Mine are starting to bloom too! It's so exciting! I get up every morning and go and and look around! your roses are gorgeous!!!

  7. Great roses! Ours are just begining to open also. Is the one that looks like a peony a David Austin rose? He has great roses in his collection. Thanks for shareing..

  8. beautiful beautiful beautiful roses! I envy your garden! wish I can have that kind of roses in my garden.. but too bad the weather here at my side of the world, didn't help much..

    Have a great weekend!

  9. Thank You for giving me the name of the rose you have. Now I will see if it will handle our heat down here in So Cal. The entrance to your front of your home is also beautiful with all those roses. I will also follow your blog. I like to see what fellow gardners luv to post about their gardens or collictables. Try the fleamarket like the rosebowl or the Long beach flea market. You can usually find a wire planter for a good price. If you ever get a chance to make it to those markets well have a great time in the garden..Julian

  10. Wow, I wish I had a green thumb and could grow roses like that! They're beautiful. Happy gardening to you:)

  11. I am beyond jealous that you have anything in your yard to cut!!!

  12. Oh my goodness, I wish I was your neighbor! I love plants but do not have or make time for them... the plants I do have are fending for themselves right now! Love you roses and polka dots! If you have time stop by I am giving away are pretty little teapot for the month of April!

  13. Wow you have beautiful flowers!!! I wish I could garden. My mother in-law keeps giving me plants and they keep dying. I tell her they ran away :p

  14. oh, I have spring fever bad too, but my roses are no where ready to bloom in this part of the country yet!
    Love the Eden, can't wait until mine is blooming too!
    xoxo, TIffany


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