Spring At Last

Some Colors In The Garden I see the spring light at the end of the tunnel, a little dim but still a cheerful light of hope.  Snow still covers the majority of the garden but in the bare specks there are colors.  Crocuses in the front yard bloomed nicely this year.  Last year they became... Continue Reading →

Spring

It's 'Officially' Here Today is 'officially' the first day of spring.  That's what it says on the calendar but in reality our garden is still snowed in.  The temperature is hovering a little bit above 30°F and there will be more snow coming down tonight and continuing until Wednesday night. We expect a foot of... Continue Reading →

It’s Spring….sort of

With Snow On The Ground We were so happy a couple of weeks ago when Spring officially arrived and the weather acted accordingly.  I even started tomato and chili pepper seedlings in the hope that we may have a longer growing season.  But we were fooled. We woke up to three inches of snow on the... Continue Reading →

Spring, Finally

A New Life Cycle Begins After months of bone chilling cold and several feet of snow, Mother nature finally eased her grip.  The temperature has been increasing slowly and the spring rain has arrived. It’s been raining on and off since yesterday, with intermittent drizzle.  When it was just drizzling, I took the opportunity to walk around looking... Continue Reading →

Spring

Spring Is Finally Here Came back from vacation with hope to see some green and a little more warmth than when we left, but didn’t expect the temperature to be just like the tropics where we vacationed.   It has been in the 70s in the last couple of days and the plants love it.  There... Continue Reading →

Happy to be Alive

Rescued bulbs Every spring the gardener at my office will plant flower bulbs around the base of trees that line up in front of the office.  The bulbs vary from year to year, from tulips to daffodils to hyacinths.  They look lovely in those little patches on the sidewalk.  After a month passes, the flowers... Continue Reading →

Spring Weather, Finally

A Cold, Wet Day It was normal spring weather today, rainy and chilly as spring should be.  After an unreasonably hot March,  we finally have spring-like weather back.  It's been raining or drizzling on and off all day.  I decided to roll the row cover back over the vegetable seedlings, though I knew they'd be... Continue Reading →

Survived the Frost

Still Alive and Blooming The temperature has been going up and down like a yo-yo.  We hit 70 degrees last week, then dropped down to 25 degrees this past Tuesday night, one night only!  I rushed home from work to cover the vegetable seedlings that had already sprouted.  They're too tender to take the frost... Continue Reading →

Spring flowers

Dancing in the sun It is spring, officially three days ago, but it feels like summer.  I don't know what to do in the garden any more.  We had a snow storm in October that took down a few of our trees.  Then came a very mild winter, hardly any snow.  Now early spring, but... Continue Reading →

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