This winter in Central Illinois has certainly been strange to say the least and one for the records – literally. We have had a record small amount of moisture (snow) and if I am not mistaken, February has been one of the warmest since records have been kept. And lots of sickness. Colds, flu, fevers, aches and pain. I was not spared. In fact, I just finished my second round of antibiotics to get rid of a nasty sinus infection that followed an equally nasty bout of asthmatic bronchitis. But for the past week I have had a good kind of fever – Spring Fever!! Last Saturday afternoon I worked outside in shorts and a sleeveless top and actually got sunburned! And what was I outside doing? Thinking of flowers of course!
Murray and I spent the afternoon measuring and planning. We will be planting many more flowers and will also be planting pumpkins. I can hardly wait! We also made a trip last Saturday morning to one of my favorite stores – Kelly Seed Company in downtown Peoria, IL. Kelly’s have been in business since 1905 and has been in the Church Family since 1936. I credit Kelly’s for getting me started last year with my purchase of 1 pound of zinnia seeds.
That turned into this wonderful business. I swear that every single seed I planted came up. It was incredible and has inspired and convinced me to pursue this dream. Thank you, Kelly’s!!
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