Still thinking Spring...

This is what I've been reading...a beautiful book featuring simply gorgeous flowers and bouquets.  It's definitely the book to dream and plan with.


Cottage Flowers for the garden...

It's such a shame when you get Spring Fever at the beginning of February.  It makes the shortest month just drag on and on.  It's all about container gardening here...I'm now in search of a galvanized water trough for big time planting.  Easy to weed, no bending over, and closer to the sun...important when your "garden" is downtown with lots of tall houses surrounding it.  At least it's almost time to plant the sweet peas!

After ordering vegetables Sunday, I decided to visit another of my favorite seed websites and purchase flower seeds.  My mailbox should be full by the end of the week.


Garden Planning

Uh-oh...it's an ADD day.  I really didn't see this coming on, but right after my Heart post, I received an email from Cook's Garden...on to their website...and I ordered seeds for my little garden.  Here's what will be growing at PlumWater Cottage:
Carmelita Tomatoes
India Paint Eggplant
Boston Marrow Squash
San Marzano Tomatoes
Pistou Basil
Summer Squash Mix
Summerlong Basil
I guess I should dig out the peat pots and seed-starting supplies before the next snow!

Get inspired...visit Cook's Catalog!

Hearts Aplenty...

Photos from BHG.com, except lower left primroses (my photo), and heart on a peg (unknown blog...isn't it pretty?)

It's a usual Sunday morning here along the river...CBS Sunday morning on the TV, coffee at hand, and I'm thinking of what to do for the rest of the day.  Football? (doubt it), DVD's (the third season of The Tudors), projects...embroidery, jewelry making, sewing?  Magazines?....lots in my pile to look at...Where Women Create, Apronology, Country Living...I love days like this.

I have a one week break from school.  Statistics just about did me in.  I can read and understand them, but do I really need to know how to arrive at them?  And all of the ways to do it?  I think not.  The next class is entitled Applied Research/Program Evaluation...proposal writing, critiques, and evaluations.  Delightful.  As I see it, it's just this class and a grantwriting class between me and the Master's Degree (that, and endless years of student loan repayment...).

It's a sunny day here...we had a gloomy, rainy (but not too much snow) Friday and Saturday and the first part of the week doesn't look too enchanting weatherwise.  There are pictures to be taken of a little Valentine decorating around the house...today looks like the day to do it.

Baking and cheese making...

In the "learn something new" part of my life, yesterday I learned how to make mozzarella cheese.  Making and baking French bread w...