Today’s post is from the one word daily prompt – Colorful
Oh, how I love it when spring finally rolls around. Gone are the blah white lawns and dirty snowbanks of winter when the rains come and the grass starts to show. Sure it is a little yellowy brown at first but the hope is there that once the rains abate things will start to dry out and become the lush green they were meant to be. I start to dream about gardening and what I am going to plant this year. For example, this year I will be putting in a vegetable garden. I have wanted to do that for the past two years but something always came along to make it impossible to get done in time for the first plantings. By the time it is possible it is too late in the season and there is no point in planting late when there is no hope of it growing before the cold and snow claim the ground once again. This year I am determined to get a garden going that I can tend over the wonderful days filled with sunshine and the welcome days filled with rain as this means I won’t have to stand out there with a hose watering my plants. I don’t even mind weeding because I love feeling grounded and getting my hands into the earth. It is a very calming and peaceful task that allows my mind to wander while my hands seem to pluck the weeds almost independent of whatever my thought process is at that moment.
I am planning to put in a beautiful flower bed along the side of the house as well. I love seeing the splash of color against the cement parging that coats the lower level of the house we rent. It is so nice to drive up the driveway and be greeted by beautiful looking and smelling flowers. Besides, have you heard about the problem with the bee population dying? I want to do my bit and give them the option of flowers to visit that do not contain pesticides. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a great respect for the bees and would not dream of going near one on purpose but I do love honey and peanut butter sandwiches and for the honey you need bees.
I have a huge ceramic flower pot that I was able to get late last fall that I am dying to fill with earth and festoon with masses of bright colorful flowers that spill over the top to create a wonderful welcome for visitors at our front door. I am thinking something with a bright pink petal maybe or a vibrant yellow that will look good not only during the day but also well into dusk.
Flowers and vegetables will keep me busy weeding, watering and harvesting all season long. It will get me outside more to enjoy the clean air and connect with nature. I will feel good knowing that I am helping the bees too. Do you plant flowers or vegetable gardens? I would love to hear about your plans for this upcoming spring and summer in the comments. Thank you for stopping by my blog and reading what I have to say once again my friends. I do appreciate it. =)