Getting started…

Never mind the massive amounts of hay grass and henbit getting started, or the ginormous fire ant mound (I’ve never seen a bigger one) also getting started…

What’s getting started outside that I want to be there?

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Little squash action.

Little green bean sprouts…

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And there’s also the finishers, like my sole surviving broccoli, kind enough to still put off side shoots while I leave it to feed the bees.

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Work is madness this week. I hope you’re all well and happy and dirty!

Southern color to brighten your day

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They haven’t bloomed yet, but they’re thinking about it!

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These guys dropped all their leaves in the freezes. I love seeing their new growth contrast with the purple stems.

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I fully expected the decorative peppers to take a dirt nap (yeah, I said it) after our multiple nights in the 20s since I neglected to cover them. No dice. They’re blooming yet again to add color to the front walk.

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Some seeds from a coworker (self-saved from a friend, hand-labeled Chinese forget-me-nots) made themselves known this week in the Heat Bed under the shade of some painted daisies.

I hope this quick post brought some sunshine to those under feet of crisp snow or days upon days of grey skies!

If it didn’t, this one might 😉

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