Mary and I finished building a raised garden bed in our yard and planted some vegetable seeds. Some of them are just starting to sprout.
Now that we have a little yard, Mary and I have been waiting for it to be nice enough to start a garden. Neither of us have much experience with it, but we’re excited to maybe try a few of these ideas in our little yard space.
Vertical Pallet Garden from Home DIT
Pallet Compost from Curbly
Hanging Planter from Gypsy River
Raised Flower Bed from Garden Design
Every March I instantly become ready for spring, even though I live in Michigan and I should know that it’s going to be another month or two before anything resembling “warm” happens.
Until then, I’ll just be daydreaming of the spring/summer.
Camping from likheter
Tennis from MOJOmercantile
Canoeing from Canoe Bay
Bicycling from What Good Have I Done Today?
It’s nearly May and it’s been terribly cold here in the Midwest. I have been curled up in a blanket inside dreaming of warm weather and spring picnics. Whenever I think of picnicking, a scene from an early Mad Men episode always comes to mind. I think it was the first glimpse of the show I ever caught.
Here are a few Etsy picks for a Mad Men-esque picnic of your own (minus the littering).
Vintage picnic in a suitcase via the fox & the spoon
No dress could be more perfect for a picnic with the beau than this vintage vegetable print dress from Thrush.
Plaid picnic blanket from epoch co.
Part of springtime beginning means the start of the baseball season. I’ve been watching the Ken Burns’ documentary Baseball for the first time and have been really into the old images of baseball in the early 20th century. Only two more weeks until I can ride my bike downtown for the season opener.
from Pictures Depot
Spring is just around the corner. I bought some oregano and rosemary plants at Whole Foods yesterday and repotted them this morning. Each year I start an herb garden and it’s never a great success, but I do hope one day to be able to grow some of my own food. I found a few neat DIY apartment gardening projects from around the web. You never know, maybe I’ll be so inspired that I become a master gardener. One can dream.
Pallet Garden Tutorial from Life on the Balcony
Mason Jar Wall Planter from Not Just a Housewife
A shoe organizer upcycled into a vertical vegetable garden from Instructables
Maybe I just need to read up on my Backyard Skills. I love the clean, high graphic design of this DIY handbook from The Ecology Center.