Nothing like a stretch of warm days to coax those bulbs to send forth their beautiful flowers.
With our thoughts turned to getting this house ready to sell, this very well could be the last spring we spend here. With that in mind I am planning to enjoy each season in this garden. Yesterday I gathered a daffodil bouquet for the table, a hyacinth bouquet above the sink and one little sprig of quince to force near the kitchen sink.
In all my years of gardening I have never forced spring blooms in the house. I think it's time to give it a go.
This moving process is an interesting journey.
When the stager came she suggested removing almost everything from the living room. Coffee table, side tables, all knick knacks, everything on the walls except a large mirror, throw pillows, fireplace screen and everything on the mantle GONE. I was, however, relieved to know that the books were allowed to stay in the bookcases :).
Although I did spend a recent afternoon editing my book collection, there are still many that I don't want to part with. That 10,000 Garden Questions above was a recent thrift shop find. While it's not likely I will consult it with my gardening questions, the illustrations on the spine make my heart sing.
Two books to the left of that one sits Familiar Wild Flowers.
A very old book filled with illustrations like this. So beautiful. Sometimes I just like to curl up in a comfy chair and look through them.
The afternoon I spent editing our book collection yielded 4 boxes and 3 bags for donation. Yikes, I just might be a book hoarder!
When we moved into this house built in bookcases were a top priority. I hope to find room for some bookcases in the next house, but I doubt there will be as many as we have here. Hence, the need to edit.
While touring a model home recently we came upon this headboard idea. That looks like a super cozy spot for reading. Come to think of it, it might also be a good idea for recycling some of those extra books.