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Raise your hand if you hate springing forward! I felt like a truck hit me this morning but after two cups of coffee I think I might have beaten the Daylight Savings Time hangover I’ve had for a couple of days. And as much as I hate my schedule getting thrown off twice a year, I’m always thankful for the extra sunlight and warmth. Those two things combined can only mean one thing- it’s time to start growing things! Whether you prefer square foot gardening, planters or flower beds there’s no better way to celebrate spring than to grow things.

As usual, I’ll be growing these:

I love the yellow pops of color against the blue sky. I also love that they’re so tall they act as a bit of a privacy screen between my neighbor’s yard and ours. I like my neighbors just fine but our houses are pretty close together and I like to have some privacy.

This year, I will grow blueberries!

I may also try blue hydrangeas. You can’t hold me to that one because I still haven’t decided if I really like blue hydrangeas.

I know I like white ones.

I guess it depends on which one looks best against the orange-ish color of the brick on our house.

There’s french lavender and a white rose bush growing in the garden now and I’m looking at edibles too; basil, thyme, parsley, cilantro, and possibly tomatoes. It seems like a lot for a really small space. I’d like to grow strawberries too…and raspberries…and a peach tree. I should probably get started.

So what about you? Are you growing anything? Do you have any favorites? I’d love to hear about it.