How to Celebrate Spring

Just a quick break from digging, mulching, and chicken coop constructing to say he proposed to me in the garden and I said yes.

Eliza Lord

I'm a Greenville, SC native (the Appalachian foothills) who wears the hats of Greenville Master Gardener & Upstate Master Naturalist. I love to write about food and sustainability.

60 thoughts on “How to Celebrate Spring”

  1. Mark Willis
    Twitter: marksvegplot
    - April 5, 2011 10:44 am

    Wow! Congratulations to you both. Who is “He”??? And does he share a love of gardening…?
    Mark Willis´s last blog post ..Sprouting Broccoli White Eye

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 8:23 pm

      He is “Nathaniel” and yes, he does!

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  2. Elaine - April 5, 2011 10:56 am

    How romantic! What a great way to celebrate Spring! :) Your ring is so pretty-it looks like a flower! I think it might be hard to focus on that chicken coop now. :) I wish much happiness for you, Eliza!
    Elaine´s last blog post ..Treasures by Shabby Chic

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 8:24 pm

      Haha, lucky for us some friends stepped in and helped out with the coop. It’s a hydrangea flower and for my birthday at the end of April he gave me a potted oak leaf hydrangea!

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  3. Liza - April 5, 2011 11:16 am

    That’s super cute Eliza, congratulations!
    Liza´s last blog post ..Tuesday – Flowers and Flowering Plants Miss Mimosa &amp The Death Sentence

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 8:24 pm

      Thank you!!!

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  4. Curbstone Valley Farm - April 5, 2011 11:28 am

    I love that he proposed in the garden! Congratulations to you both! 😀
    Curbstone Valley Farm´s last blog post ..First Hive Inspection

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 8:25 pm

      Thanks! We’re having so much fun. :)

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  5. island threads - April 5, 2011 12:11 pm

    Eliza congratulations and best wishes to you both, beautiful flower ring, Frances
    island threads´s last blog post ..wordless Wednesday

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:48 pm

      Thanks so much!

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  6. Donna - April 5, 2011 1:20 pm

    Eliza that is such wonderful news…congrats to both of you and how absolutely romantic that it happened in the garden…

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:48 pm

      Thanks, I agree! :)

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  7. indigigirl - April 5, 2011 1:26 pm

    Congratulations! I wish many happy years together.

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:49 pm

      Thank you. :)

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  8. Donna - April 5, 2011 4:22 pm

    Many happy years. Congrats to you both and he must be a real catch to be so romantic with a garden proposal.
    Donna´s last blog post ..Office Captives

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:49 pm

      Well, you won’t find me arguing with that! :)

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  9. Robin - April 5, 2011 5:22 pm

    Congratulations!! Wishing you many many years of happiness!! When is the big day???
    Robin´s last blog post ..Harvest Monday Cold Frame Crops4-4-2011

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:49 pm

      October 8th!

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  10. Luci - April 5, 2011 5:30 pm

    Congratulations! Are you gonna have a garden wedding too?

    I an aspiring Sustainahillbilly! (moving back to my home state WVa this fall from Fl).

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:50 pm

      We’re going to have a farm wedding! Glad to hear you’re going sustainahillbilly!

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  11. Nell Jean - April 5, 2011 6:15 pm

    How romantic! Very Best Wishes to you both.
    Nell Jean´s last blog post ..Ten Things Every Blotanist Needs to Know

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:52 pm

      Thank you!

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  12. Holly @ tasty travels - April 5, 2011 7:04 pm

    Congratulations!

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:52 pm

      Thanks!

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  13. Carolyn @ Carolyn's Shade Gardens - April 5, 2011 7:05 pm

    After many references in your blog to your boyfriend, it is so exciting to hear about the proposal–in the garden no less. Congratulations, Carolyn
    Carolyn @ Carolyn’s Shade Gardens´s last blog post ..Woody Plants for Shade

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:53 pm

      Yeah! Now I just have to figure out the correct way to spell fiancee, since my spellcheck seems to think it is fine a variety of ways. 😉

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  14. Dreamybee - April 5, 2011 7:37 pm

    How romantic! Congratulations!
    Dreamybee´s last blog post ..What Im Reading Now-The Angels Game

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:53 pm

      Thanks! :)

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  15. Anna - April 5, 2011 8:26 pm

    Congratulations! I could tell he was a keeper just from meeting him very briefly at OGS.
    Anna´s last blog post ..mark- Oversized observation

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:54 pm

      Yay! I agree (obviously). Your raspberries & blackberries went over very well at the urban farm tour I participated in yesterday.

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      1. Anna - May 10, 2011 7:45 am

        I saw that post and was highly impressed! That’s a lot of people and it looks like you really turned your yard into a showcase. I’ll bet most of them take at least one idea home and put it into action.
        Anna´s last blog post ..Anna- Planting tomatoes in 2011

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  16. One - April 5, 2011 8:37 pm

    Congratulations Eliza! Beautiful flowers and a beautiful ring in the Spring!
    One´s last blog post ..Fukushima 50

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:55 pm

      Thanks so much!:)

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  17. Bom
    Twitter: plantchaser
    - April 5, 2011 10:13 pm

    Congratulations! A garden proposal — the best. Heralding the spring and a new life togther.
    Bom´s last blog post ..Queen Victoria

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:55 pm

      Yeah, I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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  18. Bom
    Twitter: plantchaser
    - April 5, 2011 10:14 pm

    Congratulations! A garden proposal — the best. Heralding the spring and a new life togther.
    Bom´s last blog post ..Queen Victoria

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  19. PlantPostings
    Twitter: plantpostings
    - April 5, 2011 11:13 pm

    Awww…that is so sweet. That man knows what’s important to you, obviously. Congrats, and best wishes on your engagement!

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:57 pm

      Yeah! Plus he cooks me dinner while I squeeze the last drops of daylight out on working in the garden!

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  20. Karin/Southern Meadows - April 6, 2011 7:15 am

    Congratulations! Very appropriate place for a proposal and your ring is perfect!

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:58 pm

      Thanks! I just have to remember to take it off when I’m doing hard labor. :)

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  21. Diana - April 6, 2011 7:20 am

    Congratulation. How romantic. Must have been lots of love in the air in your garden;-).
    Diana´s last blog post ..Kitaran Hidup Bayam Chinese Spinach – Leaf Amaranth Life-Cycle

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:58 pm

      Haha, well pollen has to be good for something in the spring!

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  22. Mrs Bok - April 6, 2011 8:05 am

    Congratulations! That’s so exciting and so sweet…in the garden of course! Fantastic.

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 10:59 pm

      :) Thanks!

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  23. Janet, The Queen of Seaford - April 6, 2011 9:50 am

    Well, congratulations!! I am so happy for you. I hadn’t seen you posting for a little while….are you going to be at the SCNP in Greenville on Saturday?? I am going up—with a big list.
    Janet, The Queen of Seaford´s last blog post ..We Interrupt Your Previously Scheduled Tree Posting

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 11:00 pm

      I wish I’d been able to go — it wasn’t in the budget. I’m hoping to get some in the fall (although who am I kidding since I’ll be having a wedding… probably won’t have money for plants then, either). Good reason not to get new native plants, though!

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  24. Zoe / pearled earth - April 6, 2011 8:57 pm

    Aww! Happy engagement to the two of you. I love this very sweet post.
    Zoe / pearled earth´s last blog post ..Crocus tommasinianus

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 11:00 pm

      Thank you kindly!

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  25. bangchik - April 10, 2011 12:01 am

    Ohh, I am just guessing, water droplets on the flowers were tears of happiness! Congratulation!!!
    bangchik´s last blog post ..Timun tikus Zehneria got me worried

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 11:00 pm

      Haha, yeah I did do a bit of “watering.” :)

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  26. Alistair - April 11, 2011 6:44 am

    Congratulations Eliza, we wish you all the happiness and longevity of togetherness which we have had. Alistair & Myra.

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 11:01 pm

      Thank you! I hope our garden is half as beautiful as yours through the years.

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  27. Erin Jones - April 11, 2011 11:40 am

    Anne, I’m soooooooo excited for you guys!! I love you so much and I’m absolutely thrilled at this wonderful news! Can’t wait for the wedding!!

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 11:01 pm

      Thanks Erin!

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  28. Daricia
    Twitter: aCLTgarden
    - April 16, 2011 8:26 pm

    a wedding! how sweet, eliza. best wishes to you for many happy years in the garden together.
    Daricia´s last blog post ..A Gift from Hail and other Garden Miscellany

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 11:02 pm

      Thanks for the well wishes!

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  29. LynnS - April 21, 2011 5:11 pm

    Congratulations to you and your beau!

    I’m loving this post, admiring that simply beautiful ring, and smiling from ear to ear!

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    1. Sustainahillbilly
      Twitter: appalachianfeet
      - May 8, 2011 11:02 pm

      Aww, thanks so much!

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  30. Haley - June 2, 2011 10:04 pm

    Congratulation.I’m so happy for you.Best wishes on your engagement!
    Haley´s last blog post ..The Importance of Business Surveillance Systems

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