Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s the perfect day to get your green on. After high temps of 81 yesterday, we are back to normal March weather for us – highs in the 50s. We really enjoyed the lovely day yesterday, but I’m honestly glad it’s back to normal. I just want a normal summer – not too hot, not too cold. Perfect growing conditions for my garden, please and thank you very much.
It’s Tuesday and time for the Garden Party! Read on to link up your garden inspired posts – recipes, diy, tutorials, and tips & tricks! If you don’t have posts to link up, come keep reading for a big dose of garden inspiration!
This week’s Tuesday Garden Party host is Michelle from SimplifyLiveLove.
The first day of SPRING is officially this week (Friday, March 20) and I am so excited. While I understand a lot of you have already been enjoying spring-like weather in your area, it has really JUST arrived here in Eastern Iowa. I was very excited to finally get my seeds started on Friday the 13th. I started them too early last year and managed it kill quite a few before I transplanted them. This year, I waited. And waited. And now they’re finally
growing planted. I’m excited to try my luck at starting seeds again even though it seems there’s always some impediment to my progress. Hopefully, this year’s the year we’ll get it all just right.
I finally found signs of life in my garden this week – my strawberries are starting to turn green and leaf out. AND, I was excited to find what I think are daffodils coming up. I can’t ever remember which is planted where- daffodils or tulips. You’d think I’d write that down. Maybe this year, eh? Last year, my row of tulips came in great, but I only got a few daffodils. This year it’s too soon tell for me just yet, but I will keep their progress updated, especially on Instagram.
Finally, I was distracted this week with new-to-us ducklings and meat chicks. My friend Kelli, from The Sustainable Couple, texted me late in the week and asked if I’d be able to take a few mystery birds from her neighbor whose daughter had brought them home without permission. I thought I was getting 2-3 week old ducklings and egg layers, but that’s not quite how it ended up. You guys. I ended up with 2 of the sweetest, not-so-little ducklings and 6 of the ugliest chicks I’ve ever seen. Kelli and I were both pretty appalled at the way these chicks looked, and were sad at the deplorable conditions in which they were kept. Just say no to buying live chicks and ducklings if you aren’t able to provide them a proper habiltat. I’ve since realized that the chicks are most likely meat birds, and actually look pretty normal for their type, but I want to remind people to buy pets responsibly. And that’s my PSA for the duration of the Tuesday Garden Party. I’m sure you all agree with me on that.
Anyway, let’s get this party started with the featured posts from last week! Keep linking up those posts. We love to read them each week.
Thoughts on Co-Gardening – Grace Garden and Homestead
Healing Foods : Lemon – Annie’s Place
How to Grow Your Own Perennials – Green Bean Chronicles
Oh Deer – Homestead Projects Update – Happy in Dole Valley
Garden Tuesday, The One About Old Wood – Moms Sunday Cafe
Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 3/17/2015
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