A Moment in a Spring Garden

Wind Chime in the Apple Tree

Wind Chime in the Apple Tree

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The apple trees are blooming, a warm breeze is blowing–a spring moment in the garden accompanied by the bronze-tones of wind chimes…  Every other year we have a bumper crop of apples, and this is the year.  The trees are loaded with blooms.  Thy are scattering from the trees in the breeze of an incoming weather front, covering the stepping stones in pale pink petals.

Rhubarb Patch

Rhubarb Patch

I see a fresh rhubarb pie in my immediate future…and fresh strawberries soon to follow.

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My pallet experiment last year was successful.  The strawberry plants weathered the winter between the slats and are producing an abundance of blooms that should yield berries in early June.

 

The carrots, sweet peas, kale, spinach and potatoes are beginning to break through the soil.  These are the reasons I love spring.

About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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