Friday, March 20, 2009

1st Day of Spring Planting

March 21 is Dad's birthday. He would have been 77 years old on Saturday. Dad was so proud to have been born on the first full day of Spring. In honor of his birthday, my son and I planted some seeds. Planting seeds in his honor seemed like a great way to celebrate his life and to remember him. We went to the garden center after preschool and looked at all of the available seeds. My son decided that rainbow-colored flowers were best, and we picked up a seed packet of Wildflower Butterfly Mix. It's a lovely assortment of Cosmos, Chinese Forget-Me-Nots (How appropriate!), Marigolds, Zinnias, Blanket Flower, Sweet William, Shasta Daisies, Gloriosa Daisies, and Foxglove.

In about 7-14 days we should have some signs of growth in our mini-greenhouse. I'm excited to see what happens!


mimi charmante said...

Okay, how long have you been blogging? I love this post - what a great time of year. I love when the boys and I can get back into the gardens and begin planting! The mix packets are fabulous~

Amy said...

My sister Jenni and her daughter Abby started this blog last fall. I am a frequent contributor and "guest blogger" on the site. Jenni is the real *beauty and brains* behind this blogging operation...her longarming business is thriving in the DSM area and the true inspiration for the blog. I add to the blog because Jenni is so busy with longarming and her daytime job.