Getting Ready to Grow It

"Grow It" Gardening Postage Stamps
“Grow It” Gardening Postage Stamps

After the super mild winter (thank you God!) we are already seeing signs of Spring here in the northeastern US. That mean getting ready to grow our veggies. Many people will be starting their seedlings soon, if they haven’t already. I believe most people wait until April since our last frost date is June 1st. Of course after having temperatures of 60 and even 70 in early March, gardeners will be chomping at the bit to get the ground planted.

It’s going to be tough to wait if this fabulous weather sticks around for long. Already I see my tulips poking up from the ground. Last week I noticed that the Lenton Rose has lots pink buds down among the leaves!

Usually the ground is still covered in snow at this time of year. But the ground was barely ever totally covered in snow.   That is very unusual.  So the plants are most likely ahead of themselves with the soil soft and moist instead of frozen solid.

I will not be able to do much gardening this year because I am selling my house. I can’t move until at least June, so that will give me time to see most of the perennials bloom (Peonies!) before I have to say good-bye to the yard I have worked on for the past five years. And there are never guarantees that a house will sell quickly, but I am hoping the good price I am asking will mean a quick sale.

I’ll miss my northern yard, but I’ll have pictures to remind me of the fun I’ve had watching my hydrangeas bloom each year.  And I will still blog about gardening, but it will be from the south, where gardening is a bit different.

But I will still be thinking of gardening, and creating garden related products for my DustyFarmPaper store at Zazzle. The garden peppers postage stamp up top is one of the new products. And have you heard that the price of postage will actually drop soon? I don’t’ know about you, but I still use snail mail quite a bit. I will be making more vegetable themed stamps and other products too. In fact I have begun a collection just for gardeners.

Once I get settled into a new place in Florida, I will be writing more, but until then I have the fun job of packing to keep me busy.  Thanks for reading!

Just For You! Monogrammed Hydrangea Postage

blue floral monogram postage stamps
Add Your Initial and Personalize a Postage Stamp

I created this blue hydrangea postage stamp, with a monogram initial template, for couples planning a wedding. But it’s a lovely little floral stamp for anyone. The “F” letter is easy to change in the template area on the product page. Just click on the image here to see that.

Unsure of what initial to use? First name initials can represent a single person, Last name initials represent married couples, or single people. Newlyweds and engaged couples like to use monograms to indicate their use of the same last name on thank you cards or wedding stationery.

The blue hydrangea images on this stamp came from my personal photos which were taken when I was renting a duplex. The hydrangea in the front yard had such beautiful blue flowers! I have more U.S. postage stamps at BlueHyd.

Send Summer Letters With Hydrangea Postage

blue hydrangea postage
Pretty Blue Floral Stamps

Dress up your summer letters with pretty hydrangea postage stamps. If you don’t write many letters then add them to your bill payments. You don’t do that either? I understand. I don’t use the mail service as much as I used to, but some bills do go through the mail. And I never send e-cards for birthdays- those always go as real, hands on cards.
Sometimes a decorative stamp is just a nice touch for an envelope, but I sell these mostly for special events such as weddings. The hydrangea flower is very popular for weddings.