From the Garden — Beginning of April

By Camilla

It's no secret that I miss my Slovenian garden terribly. My sweet mother-in-law is sending me daily pictures of its progress — the daffodils are in bloom, the currant plants are growing their ruffled leaves, and our family over there is busily readying the garden for planting (it looks fantastic!). While I don't have a garden of my own for now, I'm going to go ahead and pretend like I do. My mom and I have some plans for raised beds in her yard and some simple, easy-to-grow vegetables in a few weeks, but even now life is popping up everywhere. It's so uplifting and hopeful. I've got a lot on my mind these days trying to find a job while pregnant, a rental home that we can afford, and growing this cute baby, but a quick stroll through the garden shakes away most of my worries.

These buds are future blueberries! My mom's blueberry bushes are totally covered in pretty pink blossoms. I can't wait. It makes me feel like I'm back in Slovenia a bit. :)

Lilac trees about to burst into blossom! Spring is my favorite.

All the pretty maples are starting to form their delicate leaves. This place is going to be spectacular in a few weeks. I'm glad I'm here to see it.