Snow for Valentine’s Day

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Holly in snow, close

In case you haven’t heard, the East Coast of the US got a wee bit of snow this week. Just a bit. Today, Valentine’s Day, it’s bright and sunny but we’re still bracing for the clean up. Even my knee-high Hunter boots didn’t protect me from the snow as I ventured out for a quick look around with my camera. If you have to go anywhere, it’s a real mess. But you have to admit, the fresh snow sure is pretty. A real Valentine’s Day treat.
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Seed Sprouting: Getting The Garden Going

Home & Garden

Daffodils emerging
A few weeks ago, I got an email from my dad announcing that he’d planted some tomato seeds. “Already?!” I replied. But he was right. (Although it certainly didn’t feel that way when I was photographing the daffodils yesterday for this post!) It’s getting to be that time of the year to start seeds indoors. Depending on where you live and what you’re planting, you have to start now so that they’re ready to go out to the garden once it’s warm enough. Where did the time go?

This year, I’m going to attack the garden a little differently. After years of doing the same thing and seeing moderate success despite all the effort I put in, I’m determined to work smarter and not harder this year! This year I have two main goals I’m going to focus on: new seeds and focusing my growing.
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