Wednesday, April 11, 2012

sign of spring flowers

grape hyacinth have been my favourite sign of spring's arrival since i was a little girl. we moved into this house in winter and were so thrilled to see all the daffodils, tulips, and grape hyacinth bloom that first spring.

the original owner of this house was an amazing gardener or so the neighbors tell me. the garden suffered from a couple of years of neglect when we got here so we've done our best to make use of the vegetable garden. the new downstairs tenants are horticulturists. (awesome people). we are thrilled to see their efforts to bring the fruit trees back to health, build a proper compost bin, and prune the roses. i can't wait to plan the veggie garden. the first summer we were giving produce away but last year's yield was just enough for one big meal. my kid's big request this year - grow brussel sprouts!

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