The Garden Break


“What a desolate place would be a world without a flower!  It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome.  Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our starts the flowers of the heaven.”  ~A.J. Balfour    



The garden is still slumbering, getting ready to spring forth in flowers soon.  And as my garden waits, still on a break, I am taking a break too this week.  This is the first break I have taken in almost 6 years, but it feels right. 





I will back next week with a new blog post, and will catch up with everyone then.  I hope you enjoy these Crocus tommasinianus.  They sing spring to me as we wait for the earth to thaw.  I can’t wait to see them popping up through the grass soon.


And I hope you will join me for Seasonal Celebrations.  Details are below.



Join In The Seasonal Celebration:

As I feel spring’s call, to celebrate this new season coming soon, I hope you will join me. I welcome those Down Under who will be celebrating the coming of fall to join in too.  

All you have to do is write a post between now and March 2oth telling me how you are or will be celebrating the new season.  Then leave a comment on the kick-off post, with your link, so it can be included in my summary post on March 21st.  

I do hope you will consider joining in the Seasonal Celebrations meme as we celebrate the new season arriving soon to your corner of the world.

And as always, I will be collaborating with Beth@Plant Postings and her Lessons Learned meme at this same time.  What lessons have you learned this past season of winter here in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere.  Write a separate post or combine your Lessons with your Celebrations for one post.



Next On The Blog:

Next week, I will have a few Moments In The Garden.  What has winter been providing?  Some very interesting and quick changes so far….and a messy time in my garden.


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48 Replies to “The Garden Break”

  1. The quote is so apt. today I was at the nursing home where a group of us run a garden club for the residents. We were planning the garden for this year, there was a lot of discussion by us outsiders about fruit they could pick, easy care, costs but when we asked what they would like there was a chorus of “flowers, flowers”.

    1. You are a bit ahead of us…these are from last year, but oh they were shouting spring….I think with the warmer weather we may see them sooner I hope.

    1. These are from last year….mine are not up yet either but I bet if the warmer weather continues they will be up soon.

  2. We all need a blogging break and I hope you’re relaxing and doing some special things for you Donna.

    1. I did Frances…we visited family in Arizona where it was sunny and 90, and family in California where it was 70 and sunny. We needed the change. And we came back after 2 weeks to a warm up, snow melted, soggy garden, birds returned and flowers starting to bloom. It has been cooler and wet some days and warm and sunny others but spring is here early.

      And of course my husband is sick now…I am hoping I miss whatever he has.

      1. good I’m glad you had a nice time away but sad to read your husband is sick, I hope it is nothing serious and he will soon be feeling better,
        how wonderful to come home and find your garden waking up, even if it is soggy (join the club), good to hear bird song too, Frances x

        1. I think he has just a nasty virus….he usually bounces back faster than me so we shall see. I am catching up on blog reading and yours are up and ready to read…hope it hasn’t been too soggy for you.

    1. Thanks Donna…it was a very bumpy ride back across the country on the return….my husband is not a good flyer so he will not want to fly for a good long while now.

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