If it’s not spring, I’m not waiting.

January's Garnet Fairy

Isn’t this gorgeous.  Is it mine?  No.  This is the newest fairy by Mirabilia and Nora Corbett.  It is the January Garnet Fairy.  So pretty. 

I’m sure you are all wondering, when is that slacker going to post something new.  I think I have a few faithful followers who check this blog daily to see if I have been up to any new craftiness.  I hit a bit of a wall last week and am trying to get over it.  I haven’t done any crafting, but I did replant my herb garden (I was super happy that a few of them grew back this year – chives and sage and the infamous chocolate mint).  I added some greek oregano, basil, lemon thyme, rosemary and lavender, and I’m still looking for some good parsley and maybe some cilantro.  I also filled in an empty corner with a new flower bed.  It looks great and will be really pretty once the flowers grow in and I get some mulch on the ground.  Also, once the dogs get the picture that they aren’t allowed in there, I will take the lovely white, wire fence down. 


Some of the flowers that I planted in this garden are: columbine, ranunculus, pansies (mostly for color – they won’t last too long), Salvia, a type of feather grass, california poppies, Dianthus, and some other things that I can’t remember what they are called off the top of my head. 

I also planted a new red-hot poker (that’s what we always called them growing up) and a purple fox-glove in my front yard garden.  I am pleased to see the shoots of my two peonies that I planted last year are coming up in the front as well as my sea thrift plant, and a few others (can’t remember their names as well-sorry).  My roses are also leafing out and growing new shoots, and so are my two lilac bushes that I planted last year in the back.  Yea!! finally, we might have more than just dirt in the back yard.  Next step of the plan…sod.  Sweeeeeeet!





2 thoughts on “If it’s not spring, I’m not waiting.

  1. Erica, the garden is beautiful! I am jealous that your poker has blooms on it. I planted one a couple of weeks ago but alas mine came without flowers. It is so nice to see plants that we cannot grow here, columbines and others that it just gets to hot for. Nothing wrong with taking a break from crafting to do something else. Digging in the dirt always brings on other creativitys, so I have no doubt that you will be back in the craft room soon. You have to go out and enjoy the sunshine too.
    By the way, I love the fairy picture, it is beautiful as all theirs are.

  2. Erica, glad that you were able to get out and work in your yard this last weekend. Spring is here, at least I think so anyway. Gettting out in the dirt and planting is good therapy, and also very creative, So you are crafting, only in a different manner. Besides it is nice to get outside and enjoy the Spring. Your flower garden looks great, and I am sure when they all bloom it will be beautiful. Great choice of flowers. Seeing the red hot poker reminded me of the one that your Mom had in the corner of the yard in the house here in Albuquerque on San Gabriel. I remember how pretty it was, and it is nice that you and your Mom will be able to grow one in your yards now. Sounds like your herb garden is doing well. I planted some lemon balm, rosemary, and basil last weekend too. Most of the other herbs that I had last year are going back, and of course the mint I had planted is coming up in between all the herbs and everywhere except where I planted it. Enjoy your yard and your garden, you can craft in the house when the weather is nasty outside. By the way the garnet fairy is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the picture with us, as well as the pictures of your flower beds. You will have to send us more pictures as they start growing and blooming.
    Love You

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