Yay — SPRING is here! It’s Opening Day for my Cardinals + the Cubbies!
While today my heart is in St. Louis . . . I’m as busy as a bee, sewing pillows at home (near Chicago), instead.
For my baseball fix, I’m listening to the Cubbies’ broadcast on WGN radio, while I toil.
Don’t be confused — it’s never ALL work + no play for me . . .
. . . not when there’s Pinterest in my little world!
I swooned when I spied this charming Paris flower shop pin this a.m.!
Ooh la la + note to self: put some pretty annuals in baskets!
Speaking of pretty annuals, late last month, I drug some of my peeps on an outing to this awesome garden center in St. Louis:
I ‘splurged’ + bought myself a 6-pack of violas . . .
. . . while wanting, instead, one of their topiary houseplants . . .
. . . OR, even better yet, one of their espalier apple trees!
As you can see, espalier is training fruit trees or shrubs to grow in flattened form.
Instructions for espalier can be found online, if you’re interested in trying this in your garden. (I am!)
A small, young fruit tree can be had for $20-ish, no?
However, if you need more instant gratification,
you can spring for a pre-trained plant at a high-end garden center like Bowood Farms.
I think they start at $150 + go up.
Is that too much?