Sunday, April 7, 2013

Garden Fever

Every year I manage to catch garden fever.   It comes generally in the spring and remains through the end of May.  It could linger into June.  

The symptoms are always the same. There is a need to dig...pull up weeds and plant something that grows.  If these requirements are not met it leads to a serious situation.

One gets very grumpy and down in the dumps.

Thankfully rough hands, tired back and sunburn  will lead to a quick recovery.

Yesterday I received my first dose of medicine.   It was a lovely day for digging and weeding.
Some extra help showed up.
      Unfortunately my way of digging and hers differed a bit.   Together we managed to get the job done.   

After a long afternoon of work we took a break.

A bit of reading for me...










for the help some down time with a friend.










I hear that this garden fever is very contagious.   Please be careful this is the season for it.    If you happen to get it just let me know and I will send you someone to help!

Have a blessed week.   Thanks for the visit.

21 comments:

  1. I love your gardening journal. I was given a beautiful watercolour book for Christmas and have only painted a few pages in it. I think I know what to do with it now. Wonderful idea.

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  2. I love your drawings- a wonderful use for such a beautiful sketcbook! Is your helper is paid by the hour? :-)

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  3. I can imagine how satisfying gardening is in crisp spring weather -- I used to love doing it in Canada! Here though, it's something you want to get done as fast as possible -- do whatever you have to at dawn or in the evening lol

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  4. Your journal is so lovely and what a great way to record your flourishing efforts in the garden. You put me to shame though Debbie as I never seem to catch this Garden Fever. The only fever I catch is Hay Fever... :-)

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  5. Sorry to hear about your illness. You must just go with the flow. lol xx

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  6. I wish my thumb hadn't turned black. I used to do a mean job of keeping plants going and now? No matter how much care I give them, I can't save them. Sigh... I wonder if my hydrangeas will come back to life? Right now they look like little dead stick bushes.

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  7. Deb, yes I'm here and checking to make sure you have the 'fever' . I see you do and loving you helper by your side... She has grown .. Believe it or not we have 'signs of spring' even here in Florida. BJ

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  8. Your garden journal looks lovely, will you share more? Our snow is gone now and the grass is finally starting to show signs of life. Still to early here to get in the garden though! Blessings friend!

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  9. Looks like a lot of good hard work that leaves you feeling tired but that "good tired" in the end. Have a wonderful week.

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  10. Love your garden journal! makes me want to try and paint again. Yes I am getting garden fever but the Michigan weather needs to start cooperating! Have a wonderful week. Wendy

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  11. I've been really lazy with gardening this year but sometimes we plant things too early and then we get a very strong wind and it destroys everything.

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  12. Hi Debbie,
    I love your garden journal sketchbook! It's wonderful to be able to start digging in the garden, and your helper is getting so big, they look beautiful laying there in the grass.
    Hope the good gardening weather is here to stay,
    Enjoy your week,
    Jenni

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  13. Love that you have a garden journal....and it was nice to see you have such eager help with your gardening. If one is going to be sick with a fever...Spring fever is the one I would want. I look forward to seeing how your garden grows.

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  14. Oh my garden help is coming Thursday. Shelby is so big now. I can't believe how much she has grown. I love your blog it's such a warm spring breeze for me. and love your garden journal. Wish we could spend the day together digging and reading. love to you,Diana

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  15. Beautiful new header - I love the flowers! And I love seeing your sketches - a wonderful page celebrating spring! We just started hearing the peepers too! But I have mostly given up on gardening here, in these mountains, in the woods mostly, hard clay soil, cool wet summers, it's almost always a disaster :-)

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  16. Such wonderful pictures !!! Your pup is sooo cute ; )

    Hugs

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  17. Fabulous pages, Deb .. and I applaud you for your gardening work ... these days, I'm more inclined to sit and READ about gardening!!! LOL Flowers are magnificent!!

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  18. If your day was as glorious weather-wise as it was here I know why you had gardening fever. I love the little sketches in the book. Your helper looked like he had a good time too. Enjoy the wonderful day!

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  19. If your day was as glorious weather-wise as it was here I know why you had gardening fever. I love the little sketches in the book. Your helper looked like he had a good time too. Enjoy the wonderful day!

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  20. Love, love love the gorgeous header! Virgina Bluebells are my Favorite spring flower and mine are blooming now, as well. Yes, that fever is contagious, and it really lasts for weeks and weeks, until the HEAT appears. I see you have a "helper"; those guys are great for digging holes. Ours can dig all the way to China! (I love your garden notebook)

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  21. Awwww-Shelby is getting so big!!! And what a good helper!

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Joy

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