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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Green Gardening


Hello again dear blog, I am writing you today sitting in a room with its windows open, listening to the beautiful sounds of the birds conversing with one another (my bet about how nice the weather finally is!) Ahh, Spring has finally come, and it took a week of snow, sleet and rain for all of us in my area of PA to be blessed with some nice weather. There was not a cloud in the sky today, which I must tell you were the bluest blue! A nice cool breeze was out and the warm sun was just hot enough where you weren't sweating. I spent most of today and yesterday outside, mainly working in the garden and working on some crafts which desperately needed to be done, since my living room was becoming a Michaels with all of the crafty items I was buying and piling in! Yesterday I worked on removing the patches of grass from my garden bed and planting some peonies next to my potting table, which I had potted a few weeks back. I was glad to find the peony, which I had purchased last year at Lowes and thought was dead is shooting up some of its long stems! And to think I was going to throw it into the compost pile or even worse, the garbage! After doing that I took out my bag of moss, grapevine wreaths and pasta strainer ;) and went outside to work on these moss wreath's which I had been thinking of making for the side and front doors. I used the smaller wreath for my kitchen door, and wrapped some green ribbon around it and the larger wreath is now hanging on my front door. I added some foe white cherry blossoms to it to give it some contrast. I ended up loving them, and hopefully they will last all season! As for today I spent my afternoon running some errands and then again removing grass, sweeping the pavement and dividing some gardenia plants which weren't looking too good! As of now I really need to clean my house and do laundry! I always wait until saturday night to do this, dont I?
Anyways in my last post I said I would be talking about Mothers Day, and so here it is: I have been thinking about making my mom a journal full of inspiring quotes and vintage finds and pictures of mothers and children. She is very important to me, and I love her with all my heart, and so I think instead of buying her something, I will make it and pour my heart into it. I still have a few more weeks to work on that, and hopefully I will and I will deffinately show you! As for other topics, tomorrow's Earth Day, so celebrate it by cleaning up local parks and streams, anything that you could possibly do, even if its using one less napkin *(OPRAH) I suggest that you also tune into the full day Marathon of Planet Earth, it has touched my heart. From watching them and all of the other shows that have been on this week, I am going to make a difference, however small it may be, its still a step into a brighter and greener direction for everyones future! I urge and wish you all a Happy Earth Day, and a greener approach to everyday living!

Some of the supplies for my wreaths!


2 comments:

Lynda said...

Lovely wreath! Isn't it nice to open up the windows and get outside again?? That's a great idea for a gift for your mom ~ I'm sure she'll love it! ♥

Marie said...

Hello Genevieve

What a beautiful wreath! I love the sound of birdsong and have noticed that the dawn chorus now starts before five.

I hope that you have time to enjoy the sunshine in your garden now that you have tidied up.

Marie
Wild Rose

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