Thursday, April 29, 2010

diggin' in the dirt

I love the Spring. 
One of my favorite parts of the season is working in my garden. 
E and I have been working to get the ground ready, and last Saturday we started planting. I was still a little afraid of frost, so I just stuck to planting lettuce and strawberries.  

Also on the list to plant later in May are: tomatoes. peppers, cucumbers, sugar snap peas. green beans, parsley, basil, cilantro, yellow squash, zuccini, and sweet potatoes. Thankfully, the asparagus and raspberries came back from last year and are doing amazing.

Here's my little garden:

The fence is to keep my crazy dogs out. Addie has already figured out that she can just step over it. 
This hasn't occurred to Stella.

Did I mention that I had a few helpers?

These two did not leave my side. In fact, they never do. A couple of days ago I swept the entire house, and they followed me from room to room. If I'm in the studio ... there they are. If I'm reading on the couch ... there they are. If I'm going to the bathroom ... yes they are there too. Just hanging out.

A few bleeding hearts from the flower beds. I planted these last year and had no idea how huge they would be when the came back.

And the strawberries. I don't think we'll get a lot this year, but the best part about them is that they come back year after year! What a treat.

Eventually my little Stells got tired of helping, and decided to lounge around right in the middle of the flower beds. I like to believe that it's all her fault that my beds are in the shape that they're in. Or maybe she is helping ... maybe she is trying to kill all the weeds by laying on them!

Stella did a little diggin of her own.
I feel like she is grinning ear to ear, so proud of the giant whole she dug.

Happy Spring!


Shannon said...

love this post! and can't wait to have a little garden of my own.

tell the girls i said hi. and give them some love from aunt shan.

Julie said...

This is my fave!!!!! I love spring, gardens, & Goldens! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!