Sunday, April 6, 2008

Gardening Season Begins

Today is a bright, sunny day and temperatures are in the 60's for this afternoon and the rest of this week. It is the first sunny and warm weekend we've had this year and I was bit by the gardening bug.

Yesterday I started to clean up my plant beds and today I took the boys to buy some plants. We also found some seed packets on sale for 15 cents. I have learned from last year that while the yield per these sale packets may not be optimal, you can't beat the price. I let the boys go wild and pick out almost any seed type ( I nixed the watermelon and cantaloupe seeds - not enough space in the vegetable garden ) and we ended up with 32 packets.

Total purchase price for seeds and plants came to just under $40.

I found this toad while cleaning up a flower bed. He seems to have made his home under the Lamb's Ear plants. The boys are keeping him hydrated with their squirt guns.


Tara R. said...

I am so excited about Springtime and planting new flowers. It rained all weekend here, HARD, so I didn't get to do anything, but soon! Love the toad!

Jenny said...

Ok..."yes" to the flowers...NO NO NO to the toad. BLECH.
We are getting the "April flowers bring May flowers" around here. Gray skies all day, every day. SICK OF IT! Glad you had sunshine!

Stacey @Real World Mom said...

I am totally jealous! It's been rainy/gray/cold here for the last few days. I want to plant stuff to! *whine*

Momo Fali said...

You are WAY ahead of me! Though, I did wash my windows yesterday. At least that's done!

Cheffie-Mom said...

I can't wait until Spring! Things are already starting to blossom in our yard and I love it! Great pics :)