February 16, 2013

White Dog and The White Dog Army heard us discussing a plan several weeks ago to change the look at the front entry of our home. We are going to remove the bright blue bench that sits on the landing which is peeling and in need of structural repair. In its place under the front room windows we are going to assemble a container garden of herbs.

The WDA saw that a small organic and heirloom seed company was offering a special deal on seeds with the added bonus of a portion of each sale going to help the Blind Dog Rescue Alliance. We could not refuse and ordered rosemary, basil, chive, dill, thai basil, and a few other packets of herb seeds. They arrived during the week.

Today the White Ones and I prepared small paper cups with hydroponic growing crystals in which we will plant the seeds. The plan is to put them in the south facing windows until the seeds sprout and develop a root system. Then we will transplant them to newspaper cups filled with growing medium and encourage the seedlings to become healthy plants before moving them out to the containers.

The sixty degree temperatures and singing birds had us focused on the arrival of Spring as we drove through town in search of "just the right" containers. We did not find the exact "IT" yet but Steve and the WDA almost have me convinced to paint my own terracotta planters. "Let's see what we can find that is glazed and colorful first," I countered. "If we don't find perfect shapes and colors by the time the sprouts go into the growing medium, I will paint."

We were just settling down after our adventure when Becks and Josh came in, talking about their plans to put in flowers in their soon-to-be house next door.

I heard White Dog mutter under her breath, "Copycats," and nudged her. "Don't complain about adding new beauty to the neighborhood. Think of the butterflies and hummingbirds they will attract."

Ahhh Spring!


Mr. Pip said...

It doesn't feel like spring here yet ...but glad there are signs of it out west. Hoping we have some signs of spring soon.

Your pal, Pip

Amber DaWeenie said...

It got a little NIPPY here in the Sunshine State last night...but it'll be better this week. Hope we get to see your new flowers!

Jo's World said...

We can hope for an early spring this year that might come in mid-April, but we have had snowfall the first week in May. So we just wait and see! Anxious to see your plants coming up!

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Brian said...

Oh could we do with a little Spring aroundnthese parts!

K9 Katastrophie said...

What a great organization to support! Blind dogs need a little extra TLC!

Soooo, we got the most wonderful package!! And we LOVE how tasty everything is!!! We were so happy to help out Sweet Sallie! Thank you too for helping her!!


meowmeowmans said...

Oh, we can hardly wait for spring to arrive! :) We are looking forward to seeing your entry and new plants! :)

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Wow, spring is coming out west. It was 32 this morrning here. My white coat keep me warm, but Sissy wore a sweator. I like looking

Sally Ann and Andy said...

at pretty flowers. Especially, when I'm with you.