Sherri Matthews is now enjoying her new home and inherited garden, with all kinds of surprises lurking in the borders. She is also going to grow pumpkins from seeds – in this post Sherri also shares her experience at the Bloggers Bash in June and viewing Princess Diana’s magnificent dress collection during a tour of Kensington Palace. #recommended
The Summerhouse sat in snow last time I checked, but emerging from hibernation to a sun-basked spring, I discover a new garden and the chance, at last, to get my hands dirty.
New growth pushes through bare soil and reminds me that nothing stays the same and nature, like life, is full of surprises. I think of all the gardens I’ve left behind for others to enjoy. Now it’s my family’s turn to reap the benefits with cherry blossom in April and bluebells in May, chased by peonies and poppies in June.
I have pumpkin, sunflower and nasturtium seeds, hoping they will turn out as the packets promise. I am nostalgic for the last time I grew pumpkins in the vegetable patch I planted with my children in California, some twenty years ago.
My geraniums flourish. Not since I grew them in California have they survived the winter. There, left…
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