Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ahhh... Spring....

My dear friend, Alberta, has moved to a condo... She always loved her garden, and planted so many flowers, I remember her giving me some of the wonderful ground cherries, she had growing in her garden....Yum... I know she misses her house, but, I am so thankful she moved, when she did...The '08 flood, would have been in her home... While her son, Gary was here, from Colorado, over the holidays, and they were going through things, they ran across tons of vintage seed packets... She thought of me.... Gary dropped them off, last week, and I finally had a little time to go through them.... It was like I had opened a window, and Spring blew right in! Oh my.... The graphics are beautiful, and I have never seen so many Sweet Peas! Alberta said her husband loved Sweet Peas! He built special trellis's for them, and the yard was filled with Sweet Peas... I thought I would share, Alberta's bundle of Spring, with you... and we all can sit back, and dream of Spring... Barb C.

4 comments:

rugcottage@blogspot.com said...

Barb,

Your story reminded me so much of my grandmother Irene who was quite a gardener. She was married in 1925. She gardened into her 90's. I always loved what she said about seed catalogs coming in the middle of our harsh Iowa winters. She called them "the sweet promise of Spring!".
Love the old seed packets. How wonderful your friend kept them. I think I'll plant some sweet peas in her honor this spring.

Keep Warm,
Nancy

summersundays-jw said...

What a treasure! Can't wait to get my first catalogue. Jan

Betty G said...

Thanks for this bit o'spring! It was just what the doctor ordered. :) Luv~Betty

sue in mexico mo said...

Thanks for the promise of spring. I needed that!