(It’s me. Kim.)
Despite the fact that the Midwest hasn’t exactly gotten the memo that IT’S MAY FOR GOODNESS SAKE, we are (finally) beginning to see flowers pop up here.
Okay, go ahead Southerners, roll those eyes. You were writing about your spring flowers months ago (and I was cursing you because it was still snowing here). But my lovely tulips finally decided to come up. They are just as happy and pretty as I recall.
I also spotted buds on my iris yesterday.
And the tulips at the new house are up, too. (We planted these last year and they seem to be giants.)
(I really love playing with Instagram on my new phone.)
As a whole, everything we planted at the new house last summer and fall seems to be up and doing well this spring. The iris are especially liking their new homes, and I think all the hosta we transplanted are happy as well. I’m happy we took the time to transplant a lot of overgrown plants from our house.
I was also doing a happy dance when (what I think is) a rhubarb plant popped up in what will be our vegetable garden… it’s actually perfect placement because it will be enclosed so the pugs cannot get to it. (The leaves can be poisonous.) Can someone confirm?
I’ll talk more about our gardening as the month progresses. Let’s just say I have lots of plans. (Poor Ryan.) And this week we finally got a start with the vegetable garden beds.
Spring cards from Shutterfly
Since we’re talking spring – Shutterfly is offering another promotion for 50 free spring announcement cards for bloggers. It’s just too good of a deal to pass up.
You may recall (or not) that I took advantage of Shutterfly’s card promotion for some of our Christmas cards last year and was super happy with the quality.
So, now I’m checking out all the great cards that Shutterfly offers all year-round. I’m especially a fan of the birthday cards and thank-you cards. I try to keep lots of these on hand so I have them at a moment’s notice. (Remember that sending more thank-you cards was one of my 2011 goals?)
But I’m also quite smitten with the moving announcements. We will be moving soon, after all. I’m especially loving Moving On and New Digs.
If you have a blog, you can sign up for a chance to receive 50 free cards from Shutterfly, too.
Now, the important question – what ever to choose?