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I can never make up my mind, regarding what season of the year I like the most.

And then spring comes along….  reminding me of it’s beauty. And of course that would be my favorite.

I love to see everything waking up again. My camera, and I tries to capture it all.

Spring is actually stressful if you think about it. I start seeing all that I didn’t do in the fall. My garden is not that pretty right now. I will work on it soon.

I have a small yard in the front of my house. This one is packed with bulbs. They have started to bloom but are only on the first daffodils & hyacinths. The bulb high season isn’t here yet. I love to just sit on my staircase and look at all the flowers. Talk about the essence of life.

We are having record temperatures here in New York, so my flowers are a little confused. They are up too early. I don’t complain, but it makes me worried. Warm winters can be nice but I prefer it to be cold, frozen and white. Crazy you might say, but I am worried that all pests like mosquitos and tics and other little animals are going to be horrible this year due to the warm winter…. Let’s keep our fingers crossed they stay away.

The trees are starting to bloom. The magnolias are fantastic!!

I am just waiting for the white “fluff” to appear on the corner tree outside my house. This tree stinks, but it sure is pretty.

The cherry blossoms started blooming yesterday down in Washington DC. That was more than 1 1/2 week earlier then all calculations.

I know, I’m a  “flower nerd!”

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If you don’t have a garden, go to a farmers market or a store where they sell flowers.

This is an easy way to get the same feeling as if you have them at home. Well, as close as you can get.

This year, I am not going to pre-plant as much as I usually do. Since it has been so warm, I will try to plant the seeds directly out into pots and flower beds.

I have also ordered some vegetable plants. They will get here in a few weeks. I have to get with the program now. I always feel as if I am behind the schedule, but I end up being the first one out.

I have already planted herbs. They are about 1 1/2″ at this point. I will keep them in the pot’s for a while until they get strong.

I get anxious in the beginning of the season. I just want to start harvesting right away, that is why I now always make sure I can pick all kinds of herbs, early on. This way I trick myself into thinking the garden is further along than it is.

I am trying some new seeds this year. Indigo for example. I can’t wait to see how that comes along. I have two kinds, regular and “false”.

If you are a cilantro lover, I can recommend for you to plant Mexican coriander. It looks very different. Long sharp leaves. In the hispanic cooking it is called Recao. I love this one. It has a much stronger taste. It is hard to go back to regular cilantro in the winter, when my farming is over for the year….

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