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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring has Sprung!

April 12, 2008

When I was cleaning out my antique china cabinet that my grandma had given me I came across a package of long forgotten morning glory seeds. As I looked outside at the blowing snow I thought to myself is it too early to plant these? Looking outside you would have thought so but it was the first week in April and I knew before long the snow would all be gone and I could transplant them into larger container on the veranda to greet friends and family as they walk up to the front door! It wasn't long before I pulled out the bag of rich black earth I had saved from last year, carefully I added some peat moss and fertilizer to create the perfect home for the seeds to thrive. The question on my mind now was what would I plant them in? After going through my cupboards I came across an old ceramic loaf pan that I had purchased at a garage sale last summer. I knew when I saw it I just had to have it. I carefully added the black earth the the pan and spaced the seeds apart asper the directions. It took a few days but the sprouts started poking through the soil one by one it felt like spring had finally arrived. I can't wait to transplant the fragile seedlings to a new home with an old wire bird cage placed in the centre so the beautiful vines and colorful flowers can entwine themselves throughout.

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