Signs of spring have finally arrived! The weather is getting warmer, the last of our snow melted this weekend, and we’ve been able to venture outdoors in shorts (loving the balmy 60 degree weather!). My toddler has been asking to go outside multiple times a day, which I have unabashedly indulged. I am tired of being cooped up inside too. We’ve gone on walks, bike rides, and explored our yard… and I’m not sure who is having more fun!
P.S. Read to the end for some spring activity + gardening resources 🙂
Signs of Spring
Spring comes slowly,
The forgotten warmth
finally graces the ground.
from the ground.
What was hidden
now springs forth.
Life is ready…
The sun shines,
wraps the earth.
season of life.
But one awaited
with much anticipation.
Thought it may have come
the signs of spring
have finally arrived.
Since spring is finally here, we’ll be starting work on our garden soon. Our four 4×8 raised beds are in need of some well-deserved TLC, as the grass infiltrated them (from underneath). Lesson learned… next time put down a barrier for the grass in addition to putting down chicken wire to keep out critters. My son is excited to transplant our kitchen scrap romaine lettuce and celery… we’ve acquired quite a collection over the past weeks. Sadly, we were not on top of our seed germination this year, so we do not have a plethora of seedlings to put in the ground (last spring, we had 200+ seedlings that we grew inside). Oh well, experimenting with different techniques is good, right?
Here’s my Pinterest board on Greenery and Gardening in case you too are looking to enhance your green thumb this growing season. I will tell you that we tried several experiments last year — one we won’t be doing again is the mythical potato tower. While we did get some lovely potatoes from our towers, it was just too much of a hassle to water and keep the towers of dirt moist. The final complication was harvesting the potatoes — I had a hard time figuring out where to put all that dirt! It ended up going into the nearest raised vegetable bed, I do admit. On the other hand, I did enjoy the string trellises that we made, and will be doing more of them I think. Give and take. It’s all a learning experience.
We found an old bird nest under our deck, and my toddler enjoyed asking questions about it, how it was made, why there were no eggs in it now, and the like. I love how the minds of children work!
Spring + Gardening Resources
Here are some gardening and spring resources I wanted to share with you. Links will open in a new window for your convenience (check out the Pinterest board a little further on in this post too).
- Spring Flower + Bulb Identification Cards
- 5 Fun Plant Activities To Try With Your Kids
- Sensory Benefits of Gardening With Kids
- Grow a Sunflower House
- Grow a Mosquito Control Container
- Constructing a Raised Bed Veggie Garden
What About You?
What have you looked forward to most as an authentic sign spring is finally here? Are there any spring activities that you enjoy doing — either as an adult, or with your kids? What will you miss about winter, if anything?