Spring is full of fleeting moments; waiting for the first petite pullet eggs to be laid by the new flock of hens, the anticipation of each variety of daffodil opening its sunny petals to reveal the orange, pink and yellow trumpets, lettuce and spinach seeds germinating, bare trees turning pink over night with peach blossoms blooming. Before you know it the fleeting moments of early Spring give way to crisp heads of lettuce and delicate sweet pea blossoms.
We are still celebrating those early Spring moments at the Farmette with lots of daffodil bouquets available next week. I've bunched mixed varieties together in simply daffodil bundles. Blooms are still coming on the pieris, sometimes called a lily of the valley shrub for its fragrant waterfalls of tiny white flowers that compliment the sunny yellow, orange, pink and white daffodils. My grandmother grew these around her landscaping in Butler, PA and often clipped the branches for arrangements in the Spring and again at Christmas, the leaves are evergreen. If you don't have one of these shrubs in your landscaping they are really an ideal, easy to grow, year-round addition to anyones garden.
If you were unable to attend the Davidsonville Green Expo, come out next weekend for the 2019 Bowie Green Expo April 13, 2019 12 - 4 pm at the Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenhill Dr., Bowie, MD 20715.
The Expo will feature:
Kids Zone with make-and-take activities
Electric car display
Announcement of the 2019 Green Citizen Award
Local community groups and civic organizations
Giveaways, handouts, educational materials
And over 50 green vendors showcasing their environmental friendly products and services
I'm excited to be there offering recipe cards and doing demonstrations Five 5-minute Homemade Salad Dressings with ingredients you probably already have around the kitchen and How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally with vegetables!
Just in time for Easter! And speaking of Easter eggs, the "new girls" are busy laying their petite pullet eggs, but it won't last long. As they grow and mature their eggs also become larger until they reach the normal size (for my hens mediums and larges) for their breed. More about pullet eggs here. I have a pretty limited quantity so reserve yours for Easter right away.
Hope to see everyone this weekend at the Bowie Green Expo. Enjoy those "fleeting moments", before you know it the sweltering days of summer will be upon us!