Daffodils, Dahlias and Dream-work
Spring has finally SPRUNG along the shorelines of Cape Cod Bay! Just looking at these daffodils makes my head spin with delight. There's just SOOOO much to do this time of year. How about you? What's putting an extra “spring in your step” right now? I know! Let's walk and talk at the beach! I've got a full report! And besides there are more daffodils to see, dahlias too and some dream-work to be done along the way!
It's always a good day for just being together in our favorite place. RE-LAX-A-TION and taking a nice long walk are the order of the day! It's off -season so we were all by oursleves mostly except for the birds, blossoms, and the views!
Most of the native grasses, plants and shrubs at the beach are just beginning to turn green but the daffodils and other spring bulbs planted by residents are in full bloom by Easter. They sure put a bright spot in a cloudy day on the shore don't they?
Everywhere we looked we saw new signs of spring!
Bright purple periwinkle.
mingling with a bouquet of pink hyacinths!
1. Buy dahlias- CHECK
2. Research soil/compost- CHECK
3. Order mulch for large garden beds- CHECK
4. Order greenhouse- CHECK
5. Clear area for green house- CHECK
6. Buy seed trays, and potting soil
7. Plant cool weather seeds
This is the dream-work I was talking about, but, it feels more like dream-play! If I got paid for daydreaming I'd be a rich in dollars farmgirl, but the truth is (and we all know this) dreams don't come true by dreaming alone. We've got to put some elbow grease behind our big ideas too! We've got to DREAM BIG and work our tails off!
Here's a peak at some of the dahlias I chose.
Dinner Plate, Decorative and Semi- Cactus for starters!
The dahlias will go outside in the raised beds in a few short weeks! I discovered a wonderful organic compost made by " Coast of Maine " called Quoddy Blend Lobster Compost that can be mixed with loam ( top soil ) for the raised cut flower beds. Check out the link to read more about it! Who knew Lobster shells had nutrients in them that when broken down would be good for flowers and veggies?
Painted by our daughter when she was 8
Wish me luck and I'll keep you posted as to how it ( and I ) performs!
Tell me, what sort of dream-work are you up to this spring? I hope something has you jumping out of bed feeling excited every morning!
Until our next shoreline visit~
BEACH BLESSINGS and much love!