Encouraging Hearts and Home: Spring Planting

Typically I get a few plants for mother's day and that starts up a round of gardening.  I like to place pots of flowers on our front steps, around our patio and in any bare spots throughout my flower gardens.  I've even tried container herb & vegetable gardens with a variety of success.  Do you enjoy planting and gardening?

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  1. When do you do your planting? I am curious. My mom always told me to wait until Memorial Day because of the dangers of frost- we were going to plant even earlier this year BUT the weather has been wacky and we have had several frosts recently- we may just have to wait until Memorial Day again. We typically do some veggies, herbs and flowers!

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    1. Usually not until late May but since they are pots I can bring them into the basement if needed. We have had very cold nights and early mornings too but I am hopeful the warmer weather in the forecast might be here to stay this time... maybe?!

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  2. I'm waiting until Memorial Day as usual--it was 36 degrees this morning when I checked!
    And I love your idea of potted plants in the bare spots of your garden.

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    1. We had frost this morning and mist rising off the lake too.

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  3. I normally spend $300-$500 dollars on annuals every year, but with the quarantine and hubby getting his hours cut I didn't buy any annual flowers. Thanks for the party.

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    1. WOW!.. though as I say that I have no idea what I spent. LOL. I tend to buy a few, get home, plant them and realize I didn't get enough. Then buy a few more here and there as I see ones I like.

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  4. I will be planting my annuals some time next week, right before Memorial Day...We had snow last Saturday and 3 days of frost in the morning this week!! My day used to say to wait until after Mother's day but the last few years, I have waited longer because of the threat of frost!!
    Thanks so much for hosting!!
    Stay safe, Healthy and Happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Yeah, it seems like that threat last just a bit longer each year (and summer drags a bit later into Sept. too)

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  5. Thank you for featuring my herb markers. Living in the Midwest, it still gets cool at night but I think our last frost is done (it was last Friday) and I'm looking forward to doing some planting!! Have a great week!

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    1. You're welcome! We had snow flurries over the weekend and frost most nights this week so I'm not sure we're in the clear just yet.

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  6. Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 5-4 to 5-8 on my blog. On Tuesday homemade mustard. Wednesday was homemade ketchup. Thursday was homemade tartar sauce. And winding up this Week of Homemade Staples is Homemade Confectioners Sugar. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing with us Marilyn!

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