Monday, April 12, 2010

Dream, Dream, Dream

On Saturday we went to the Novi Home & Garden Show. There were a few stands with fresh flowers and plants; this friends, is my strongest weakness. Seriously, where did this little problem of mine come from? I could spend every penny we have on plants and not be done. Veggies, herbs, flowers, ground cover, succulents, ferns, berries, shrubbery, evergreen...I love it all! I even took several minutes to talk myself out of a tiny tiny topiary.

I wanted to buy some blueberry bushes & forsythias but despite the guy's reassurance, I know it's too early in Michigan to put those tender little roots into the ground. I'll wait until late April, make my purchases and probably keep them potted on the deck until May. But I can't hardly wait! In the Little House books there were passages about the Ingalls family sitting in front of the fire during snowstorms looking at seed catalogs and planning their gardens. That's how I am minus the pioneer spirit and lack of cable!

On the short list...forsythias to plant along my southern fence. I love love love forsythias! They are so farm housy and mid century suburbia. I love unfussy landscaping and every spring when I see the yellow blooms I am amazed all over again. Then it's berry plants. I planted two raspberry bushes last year. No fruit the first fall which is to be expected, keeping fingers crossed that they come back. This year I'll add blueberry. I understand that in order to really get good results I'll have to pay attention to the soil acidity. I never understand that. These things used to grow wild!

Ahhh, just a few more weeks and I can satisfy my urges!


Pat said...

Who are you and what did you do with my daughter?

Mrs. Mac said...

She is becoming a modern day pioneer ... has a vision ... and a good helpmate to dig holes in the yard ... she's my sister .. the younger twin.

Trish said...

I love forsythia's too...Tennessee was a blaze of yellow, they were everywhere! I have tried for a couple of years to figure out where to put one. Oh, and convince Tom that I need both a forsythia and a lilac bush...hasn't happened yet.