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Friday, March 20, 2015

A Mystery...Part 2

Today, we solve the mystery. The seeds that Kris sent to me are Moon Flowers. She sent some photos of the Moon Flowers. I just love how big the bloom is. Along with the seed pods for us to dry and have fun with, Kris sent along some of her Hollyhock seeds. I just love her seed packs she made up. If you missed Mystery...Part 1 Click Here

 In the mean time, I am dreaming of the garden. Last weekend I made up my garden plans for 2015 and ordered my seeds.

 This is me...I hope to be doing this again real soon!

 We plan to have a Fresh Market again this season. The boys are helping me design and build a new stand. I will be excited to share it with you when we have it finished.

 "Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."  
Hans Christian Anderson

"In the spring; at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."
Margaret Atwood
 "I meant to do my work today ~ but a brown bird sang in the apple tree. And a butterfly flitted across the field. And all the leaves were calling me."
Richard Le Gallienne

Thank you to all for playing along with the mystery. It was fun!

Wishing you a great weekend.

We find every excuse to be out of doors and even the threat of spring housecleaning does not deter us. 
Tasha Tudor


  1. Oh I love Moon flowers too! How neat to have your own market stand! Love it! Have a lovely weekend!

  2. I LOVE moonflowers but as I told you earlier- I cannot grow them for the life of me. Crazy....I like to mix them with morning glories.; Can't wait to see your new stand. The kids will be so proud to have helped build it. xo Diana

  3. I'm dreaming of gardening too. My Grandpa had a moonflower. I never tried to grow one - can't wait to hear how yours does. I love hollyhocks. My great-grandma had them growing in a ditch when I was little. I have some but those nasty Japanese beetles destroy them.

  4. Good luck with the Moon Flowers and your garden produce market.
    Have fun growing the seeds.

  5. Love all your spring/summer pics!! We're getting a lot of snow right now!! :( Hopefully it will melt tomorrow!

  6. Spring will be here soon and your will be playing in the dirt. Love the idea for the stand in your yard.

  7. Very nice to have access to some interesting seeds. We live not far from the SEED
    SAVERS in Decorah, Iowa. I go nuts over all their interesting "heritage" seeds...

  8. I am so excited to see how they grow for you! I just came in from cleaning up last years Hollyhock. Between dabbling at cleanup, and reading your blog, I am so excited! We might go to Jung's tomorrow.... just for fun :)

  9. The seeds are a wonderful gift. Best wishes with growing! I look forward to the new stand. Blessings to you and your family.

  10. Who is the little cat face peeking out of the seed packet? that Margaret Atwood quote is one of my favourites, if only because it justifies my own appearance at the end of the day come spring.

  11. Never would have guessed :-)
    Wish I could stop by your market stand, I do love buying local produce.

  12. Well, I missed Mystery Part One, so I'll have to go back and check it out. Love all the quotes you shared. The Atwood quote is one of my favorites. Have a great week! ~ Nancy

  13. I'm looking forwards to hearing more about your gardening adventures. How old are your boys? I think you are giving them an amazing experience that will shape there outlook on life forever. I like to garden to and enjoyed the Atwood quote.

  14. I can't wait to hear and see all about your stand! What a wonderful thing to do with the family! Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous so I'm certain you do quite well! Glade the Moon Flower mystery is solved :)

  15. Your flower pictures having me craving spring!!

  16. Looking at your photos has me raring to go in the garden! Looks like you have plans for a wonderful one!


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