3.30.2009

Spring Fever Giveaway!!!

I always know it's coming. I try to make plans and come up with ideas to avoid it but every year there it is. It is spring fever. Do you ever get it? I get it every year. I blame the weather and busyness of life but I don't think those are the only reasons it happens. Usually it starts with the beautiful spring days that happen but the only problem is they happen when I have to be busy doing something else besides going outside and playing in the dirt like I want to. I will set aside time (to help alleviate this illness) to go out and do a few chores in the garden but that is usually the day the weather turns ugly and cold which prevents me from going out to play (umm, I mean work). Then on the days I can't go out guess what? It gets beautiful again.

Add to that all the gorgeous beautiful plants at the garden stores . . .
And all the garden catalogs . . .

The new spring garden magazines . . .



The signs of my garden plants poking their heads out of the ground . . .



The sounds of the birds singing and chirping . . .

And pretty soon I am frustrated, frustrated, frustrated which leads to . . .



A huge case of the "I don't want to's" which means . . .


That even the things I normally enjoy are not fun anymore. It usually ends quickly as soon as I get to go out and play( I mean work) in that garden dirt. I don't know if it is the smell or the texture or maybe it is inhaling that clean spring air but it is a sure cure for what ails me. Until that gets to happen I am not good for much. (not even blogging) So . . .



I decided to host a spring fever giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post and I will enter your name to win this really cool wildflower book. If you would like 5 more chances to win just put a little advertisement for my giveaway in a post or in your sidebar. Feel free to grab some pictures for your ad. (be sure to let me know in your comments) I will draw for the winner on Monday, April 6, 2009.
Until Next Time
Debbie



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33 comments:

Connie said...

I have had spring fever, too...or maybe I should say cabin fever, as the weather has been too wet and rainy to work outside. Longing for sunshine!

Joycee said...

Oh, I would be so thrilled to win that book! Spring fever is inevitable with the swings in weather. We had 70 degree days last week then a snowstorm on Saturday. This week is just typical Spring 50's and 60's. When it's cloudy I get so grumpy! You are so right about M-F being nice, nice...then the weekend comes and it's 20 below zero...grrrr!

Darla said...

What a cool giveaway! Please do count me in and I will post you in my sidebar!

Becca's Dirt said...

Spring fever is a contagious illness and one must take action immediately. The prescription for this illness is "Pure Sunshine" and can be found in the back yard. Go and enjoy your prescription and get well.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

The gardening magazines lure me in quick. At the grocery store yesterday I wheeled my basket straight past them so I wouldn't be tempted!
Brenda

Susie said...

Please throw my name in the pot. I would love to have that book.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Oh I have spring fever too! I'd love to try and win.
Your pictures are very pretty!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello there Debbie ! hey, thank you so much for the fav girl .. you have a great colourful blog here and I love the commentary between the pictures .. Spring fever .. almost here in Ontario : )

George Africa said...

Hi Debbie;

I can relate to your need to garden but think of me up here in Vermont where here on the mountain the ground is still covered with feet of snow and the woods are deep in 3-4-5 foot icy drifts left over from winter. I am pleased to see the rain and bare spots here and there. As I head down into the valleys the snow fades and by the time I travel 20 miles, the snow is about gone. But here on the mountain we must be patient.

I have always been interested in wild flowers. There is diversity from one region of the US to another. Our New England wild flowers are much different than what you have--not all but many are different. I remember a few years ago I was driving around Oregon and Washington and saw great swaths of foxglove 6-7-8 feet tall. I commented at a gas station thinking they were part of a Lady Bird Johnson kind of program and the attendant laughed at me and said they were wild and grew everywhere. A very nice site and there's nothing like it in the east.

Some reading this might be interested in the contrast. The New England Wild Flower Society site is http://www.newfs.org

Good gardening!

George Africa
The Vermont Gardener
http://thevermontgardener.blogspot.com
Vermont Flower Farm (just updated)
http://vermontflowerfarm.com

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Hi Debbie, I really suffer from the winter blues. I don't get as much done at home as I should...I get a depressed feeling for much of the winter until it starts warming up and the sun comes out. (SAD). I'm kind of in-between right now, waiting, for it to stay and not go back and forth!! I think a lot of us feel the same way:-) or shall I say :-(

I'd love to enter your giveaway...I'm glad I happened to stop by today! I'll even put a link in my blog for you;-)

marmee said...

hello debra,
i came over from darla's blog. i am planting a wild flower garden and a wild flower meadow this year. i would love to win this book. i see you read my sis's blog/hoe and shovel. come by and visit me at "thingsilove". i will add a note in my sidebar about the giveaway. love that your profile says you are happily married, me too. we have raised 4 children with two still home. have a blessed spring day. i definitely get spring fever, we live in tn for the past 9 yrs. i don't do well in the long winter especially near the end with the weather in flux. i am trying something new this year by added lemon balm to my hot tea once a day which is supposed to help with the winter duldrums. you might want to try it.

mindy said...

fabulous giveaway thanks for your generosity

tatertot374 said...

I would love to win this.
Thank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Gardeness said...

What a generous giveaway! You rock. I'm totally with you on the fever. I just asked my MIL to watch the little guy on Friday so I can do some serious therapy work in at a nearby nursery. You've got some lovely plants going on in your garden. I especially love the cosmos (I need to get my seeds in) and the grasses are fantantastic. Count me in for the drawing! And thanks for the fave over at blotanical.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Hi Debbie, I am having a give-away at my blog, too! It's for a book on Hellebores, by Graham Rice. I put your link on my blog; would you want to put mine on yours? (only if you want an extra 5 chances to win!!).

naturegirl said...

I love flowers! This looks like an excellent reference book. Thanks!

paula h said...

I love wildflowers. My favorite is Blue Bonnets and Sweet Peas. I also like the looks of Queen Anne's Lace but I don't go near them. They tend to attract chiggers which is not fun.


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scottsgal said...

I'm always looking for new flowers to plant.

msboatgal at aol.com

saphyress said...

I started my seeds indoors yesterday, I can't wait for them to start popping up

Roses at Wedgwood House and Gardens said...

Hi Debbie. I loved all you photographs here and reading your post. What is the name of the rose in the side bar under "Rose from My Garden"? Thanks! Pauline

BUSY BEE said...

I too have spring fever. I love planting in the flower beds and gardens. Thanks for the giveaway!

Deborah said...

I would so love to win a copy of that book! We moved to the mountains two years ago and I have the dickins of a time trying to identify the strange (to me) wildflowers around here. asthenight at gmail dot com

Maria Berg said...

I would love to win that book!
When I meet my husband we lived in the north of Sweden but I got "Spring fever" so I told him we have to move south so I can start growing things in my garden and not wait and wait for the snow to melt.

Take care,
Maria Berg, and of cours I will put it on my sidebar.

Catherine said...

I so get Spring fever every year~Just as you described:) Beautiful site you have, lovely captures, & what a nice giveaway, I'm entranced by the cover alone!!
Have a beautiful weekend!
Cat

liane66 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Emilie said...

Ooh! I was outside all day with Spring Fever--what a great looking book! Thanks :)

blossom said...

Gee .. why didn't I see this earlier? I hope I'm not too late to enter. I'd like to win the book. Thank you for a great giveaway.

Renee G said...

I'd love to have this book. We've had such a long winter, I could use a little spring.

rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Chandy said...

Ok, Debbie, count me in! I love gardening though I think my green thumb hasn't caught up with my enthusiasm yet. LOL

Another lovely blog!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

I love your blogs! The weather is so nice, with the exception of today, and I want to go out and work in the flower beds, but life isn't cooperating! ♥ Diane

Jackie P. said...

That's a really nice book!I still remember having to do a booklet of wildflowers in school....nothing any prettier.

sachidewey said...

As much as I love my garden, wildflowers will always be my favorite.

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