Currently I am working on cleaning up the beds from last years' foliage, weeding and deciphering what is what, creating a new bed, ordering bulbs and writing down perennials that I would like to invest in next month. I have all the vegetable seeds purchased, seed potatoes and garlic/onions started..now I just need a string of a few nice days here and we'll be golden!
The plot that I will be building my dream vegetable garden has been left empty over the years and therefore needs a major overhaul of fresh dirt, compost and TLC. This Summer we will be working on building up the area, getting water to it and even (hopefully) some electricity. I have ordered 60 strawberry bushes and 20 raspberry canes to come any day now that will be started in the garden (jam, anyone?) So while I won't be working with another huge veggie patch this year, I will still be planting everything we can eat in any available bed space I can find!
Of course I will be planting a TON of flowers this year as well, including my love..the Zinnia..
Growing zinnias has become a true passion of mine. They are a beautiful flower, they keep well as a cut flower and, of course, since my Daddio and I grew them together when I was just barely old enough to walk..it will forever remind me of him. Since my love of these flowers is rooted so deeply, I will be planting more zinnias then you may have ever seen before in your life..consider yourself warned ;)