Gardening 2011

Yesterday and today I have done some gardening work outside, cleaning up the front landscaping of leaves and sticks etc, and trimming back rose bushes, lavender, and fall mums.  I was happy to find tulips, daffodils, irises and lilies all up about 3 or 4 inches.  In bloom are crocuses, and ready to bloom is the pussy willow tree and forsythia bush.  Buds are on the big trees, grass is greening up, goldfinches are showing some yellow feathers and I saw a red-winged blackbird the other day - all signs of spring!!  Today for a treat, I bought some beautiful pansies and put them in several planters outside.  It is so exciting, these first few chores of the new season!!

Posted by Carol on 03/19 at 09:16 AM

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Puttering about: pruning raspberry canes; digging out dandelions; pulling up the sweet peas that were taking over the flower bed; starting kale seeds; dragging hardscape materials hither and yon; dreaming dreams of the perfect yard; turning in aluminum cans for $16; buying more seeds than I can ever plant; building a raised bed in the back for my butternut squash and trying not to be overwhelmed by my exploding ideas. HELP! Actually I do need help if anybody has a son who would like to earn a few $$ cutting down bushes.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  03/20  at  03:37 AM

And winter isn’t finished yet…

I was at church all day Saturday and missed the beautiful weather ... but Dave was home and did quite a bit of the stuff that I don’t enjoy doing ... plus made a loaf of bread.

We will try out your cutting machine Carol.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  03/20  at  04:13 AM

What is a cutting machine? I have a leaf chopper but haven’t used it yet.
Maureen, have you been doing funeral dinners?
Does anyone want garlic scapes? i have several clusters tha tI am willing to give away. Scapes are the stalk that comes up at the beginning of spring. You eat them like scallions, e.g., in stir fry. They taste like garlic instead of onion.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  03/20  at  09:45 PM

I hope to clean up my flower beds,, tomorrow, before work If I can do it before the rain.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  03/22  at  11:55 PM


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