And So It Begins



This year’s first little dreams have been dropped into the soil.

This year, I’m going to be like the little red hen. I’m going to plant and weed and water and work. I’m going to spin about the garden with my hoe like a Tazmanian devil. I’m going to grow beanstalks so tall, you could climb them up to the clouds and find a giant’s castle. My flowers will be so big, fairies will take up residence, and my hens will lay golden eggs.

It’s nearly Spring! The world is full of magic again.


  1. CindyP says:

    Definite sign that spring is here (or very, very close) when those peas go in the ground!!! Yippee!! :fairy:

  2. Christine says:

    I’m making big plans too. Only it’s still way to early to plant here yet. About two more months. Then I’ll be all over it.

  3. maddie says:

    I love it! My hostas are peeking through the ground, along with the lilies and glads and all the mint. My herbs are looking more alive by the day. And I’m ready to get outside and get dirt under my fingernails. I’m ready for it too, Suzanne. Can’t wait to see what all else you’ll be growing!

  4. Kathryn says:

    Oh, there is nothing so good as a fresh-picked pea! When I was a little girl, Mother and I would go out in the garden very early in the morning. She’d give me my sand bucket with water in it, and I would pick peas, wash them and eat them right in the garden! I thought it was magic. Have fun!

  5. Leah says:

    Alas,Spring has sprung! :fairy:

  6. Leah says:

    The MOONSTRUCK photo is beautiful….That’s it!I’m getting a Cannon Power Shot G9 or something!!

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  8. Nancy in Atlanta says:

    Love the moon shot! As for your dreams of peas – the strongest memory I have of the great-aunt who raised my Mom was “helping” her shell fresh garden peas when I was 4 or 5. I loved seeing all those little green balls tumble out of their pods, and I learned to like the taste of fresh peas.

    Has Clover talked of her adventures yet? :sheepjump:

  9. Cyndi Lewis says:

    I think a move is in order for our family. I want to be able to plant!

  10. gwen says:

    yep, here the springflowers are already in bloom
    spring always gives a feeling of hope…..


  11. Sandy says:

    :snoopy: (I just love the dancing Snoopy) It’s so true that with the start of spring there are so many plans and hopes for the coming growing season! It’s exciting. Last year a blog friend taught me to put down in the “aisles” of my garden and around my plants 4 layers of newspaper and straw on top of that. Once I did that I didn’t have to weed at all. Joy! Plus, the newspaper and straw turns into compost that you can just turn into the garden in the fall or spring

  12. IowaCowgirl says:

    I’m with ya! My plans for a garden are ambitious this year. I have to keep on track….think fresh peas, fresh bibb lettuce, fresh tomatoes…. I am garden-challenged but am trying to overcome it. Thank you for the encouraging posts….I don’t think I have to tell you to “keep them coming”!

    And are you still accepting donations for the website??

  13. Suzanne McMinn says:

    Yes, and in fact my hosting costs have gone up, so if anyone would like to help with site expenses, I appreciate it. You can click on the Donate button at the top of the sidebar for more info! :heart:

  14. ML says:

    I have big hopes and dreams for my garden this year too. Last year was a bust so we are building raised garden beds. I started my snow peas indoors 2 weeks ago. Should be ready to go into the ground by April. I can’t wait!!

  15. SwoosieQ says:

    The other night’s full Moon has a special name–the Worm Moon. It signals the coming of northern spring, a thawing of the soil, and the first stirrings of earthworms in long-dormant gardens. It is a night to step outside and behold the wakening landscape. “Worm moonlight” is prettier than it sounds as you show in your photo!

  16. Treasia/TruckersWife says:

    This year will be my first ever garden and I am so excited about it. I have already got seedlings started indoors and they are shooting up so fast. Since we don’t have a tiller our garden will be all container gardening. But I am anxious to get them going.

  17. Bobbie says:

    We live in Colorado and probably won’t get our garden in until May. Still have some cold days–like today. I do have some daffadols and Johnny jump-ups peaking thru. Makes my heart glad. Hugs, Bobbie

  18. anne says:


    Spring has sprung !!!!!!


  19. Flatlander says:

    We are still buried under 2 foot of snow…no garden for me yet. 😥

  20. catslady says:

    I’ve seen a few small signs and just can’t wait. :duck:

  21. mim says:

    Read this first thing this morning & went shopping…came back with 2 grape vines & 2 dwarf yellow apple trees…also got some soil to start my seeds.

  22. Estella says:

    It is still too wet here to plant anything—-and it’s raining today.

  23. Brenda Kula says:

    Here in Texas we “thought” we had spring. Then the torrential rains began. We’re about to swim down river. No, I think it’s stopped for now. My garden is a bog!

  24. Brandy says:

    We’re hoping to expand our garden this year. Zuchinii here we come!

  25. Kacey says:

    Yes, spring is magic! If it would only get here… Very jealous of your space to garden!

  26. Cranberry says:

    I’m saying the same exact thing to myself, I’m gonna grow a jungle! Until the temps reach 80 that is, then I wilt like a flower without water….but I am excited! Spring! How long HAS it bean? bean? see????

  27. tribalcime says:

    Seems forever since warm weather .. I am getting ready to start hauling dirt and expanding my garden beds this year.

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