Sunday, March 25, 2007

I smelled spring today!

I saw my first robin just yesterday! It was such a beautiful day today I had to get out in the garden. It was cool and very wet but it sure felt good. I only have a couple small patches of snow left to melt.
Sometimes I get carried away too early and uncover things that still need the protection of the leaves that cover them. I decided I would just cut down things that I hadn't cut in the fall. Some of my gardens are very orderly and then there are others that are more wild. I'm not sure exactly what is what in the wild ones until things come up more. I found some things by smell today. I love the smell of bee balm and I could sure tell where it is planted.
I have a huge bunch of fennel and I knew what that was when I cut down the stalks. Smells just like licorice!
Fever few has a very distinctive smell. I wouldn't say that it is a favorite smell but there is no confusing it with something else.
I had to really cut back a couple lavender plants. Sometimes their smell can be overpowering but not today. Just a nice, fresh fragrance.
It not only looked like spring today, but it smelled like spring!


Susie said...

Lavender is one of my favorite smells in the garden. The bees absolutely love it and flock to it here!
Isn't springtime wonderful!

Tracey said...

Jean, I simply adore bee balm! Mine finally died out; too wet. But it gave a good showing for a few years. Isn't spring grand?

PEA said...

I have nothing growing yet...sigh. The snow we got yesterday has melted again but there's still frost in the ground so it will be a while yet before I can work in my flowerbeds. I love lavendar but have never tried to grow it...I should look into that!

Shabby in the City said...

The flower prints are nice but your grandbaby is a doll!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Bee balm?! I've never heard of it, but I think I'd like to give some a try! I have an oregano plant which has taken over. It's a variety with a scent which is not overpowering, and it smells lovely in its corner of our yard. My chive almost look ready to pick! =) Thank you for visiting my blog today!