Brace yourself–spring is coming!

Now where did she plant those bulbs last fall?

By the way, if you happen to have purchased a copy of my book, Lawn Gone!, I’m collecting images of the book in readers’ gardens or homes. I got the idea after several readers spontaneously shared such photos with me. If you want to join in, just email your photo to me at pam at penick dot net, and please include your name. I might feature your photo in an upcoming post!

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10 Responses

  1. Mamaholt says:

    Heeeeeee! Look at that little rascal!!

    My book is by my bed. Not the best shot for public sharing.


    I do all my reading in bed too, Mamaholt. So comfy! —Pam

  2. Ha, ha! Love the caption of the photo:) Can’t wait to pick up a copy of your book. It looks fabulous.

    I hope you enjoy it, Steph! —Pam

  3. That fellow is so fat because he ate all my winter aconites. They are not to be found anywhere. Lucky for you, though; he cannot still be hungry.

    As for the book photos, what a great idea! I suppose that means I shall have to clean up the house, though, so you must have patience.


    Bummer about the aconites—those darn squirrels. Would love to see your book photo, clean house or no! —Pam

  4. Katina says:

    It’s like those little garden gnomes that people will take with them on vacation, only to return the gnome (plus all the pictures) to the original owners when they get back.

    Ha—yes, only I don’t want anyone to return the actual book. ;-) —Pam

  5. ricki says:

    just ordered the book…so excited (for you, and to read it)!

    Aw, thanks, Ricki! —Pam

  6. It is difficult to think about spring with snow pouring out of the sky. Cute little bulb thief.

    Snowstorm, huh? I wish I could send a little spring weather your way, Lisa. —Pam

  7. Ally says:

    Squirrels are so gosh darn cute even though they are tomato stealers.

    Sigh, they ARE awfully cute. —Pam

  8. Great idea for the book – might have to be a close up, though. Our mild weather draws me outside every free minute.

    I’m heading outside right now myself. Need a break from the computer and drawing board! —Pam

  9. peter schaar says:

    Pam, spring is here in Dallas! Things have been blooming for the last few weeks, Quince, saucer magnolia, Carolina jasmine, early Narcissus, American elm, etc.. Just in time, too. Our often cloudy, rainy winter has replenished the ground water, but also has made me really impatient for spring, and now it’s here! I love this time of year.

    I got caught by surprise this year, Peter. I guess I hadn’t been paying attention, but yes, spring is here too. Even the Texas mountain laurels are already blooming! It seems so early this year. —Pam

  10. Astra says:

    I just bought your book. If I photograph it in my garden now it will be sitting in a snowbank here in Colorado.

    We’re moving back to Austin later this year and I’ve been reading your blog all week to get ideas for my new garden in a location to be determined later. Thanks for the great resource!

    Welcome, in advance, to Austin, Astra! I’m honored that you chose my book and blog to get your central Texas gardening feet under you. You’ll love gardening here! —Pam