Thank goodness, winter is coming to a close here in the Deep South. Spring is in the air and it happens to be my favorite season.  Every afternoon, after a long day at work,  I love walking around our property taking note of which plants are beginning to peak out from their long winter’s nap.

garden azalea1 Spring is in the air!

I am always in ah of nature, how very perfect she is this time of the year.  And, the azalea’s are in bloom, I can’t tell you how spectacular they are.  Vast seas of pink, white and purple all throughout our city.

I am slightly angry with myself because I failed to start my seeds early enough for my vegetable garden, so I had to purchase my vegetable plants.  Not the most economical way to garden, but you gotta do what you gotta do.  I have planted my tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, turnips, cucumbers, zucchini squash, and summer squash.  I did plant seeds of lettuce, radishes, peas, green beans, basil, and dill directly into the garden.  I still have to soak my okra seeds overnight to plant and I am going to try watermelon this year.  I have added plants to my strawberry jars and planted a few more herbs.  Hopefully, we will have a nice crop — only time will tell.