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Signs That Spring IS Trying To "Sprung"

Category: gardening | Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:45 pm

Tulips have begun to pop up all over the yards, and it looks like a few daffies are beginning to show also after the long, hard winter we've endured. See some "green" on the Oriental poppies, Johnny Jump Ups, bunch onions and sedums, even had the first antelope of the year wander thru back yard last weekend, surely a sign of better things to come! Weather's still doing its pogo-ride however: is near 50 one day, back to the 30's and SNOW the next, but at least it's melting off fast, actually contains a fair amount of moisture that we drastically need after several years of drought. Notice the birds are back at feeders in force, are singing their beautiful Spring songs, think it's almost time to brush the loose hair out of my Saint Bernard and let it "fly" for the birds to gather for nesting purposes again.
Inside, the sunroom is beginning to overflow with held-over ivy geraniums that, despite a DRASTIC cutting back last fall, are back to full size and blooming away (as are the zonals), shelves in front of big south-facing windows are crowded with trays of vegetable and flower seedlings, all waiting patiently til the day they can safely be put outside for the summer. Many of the seedlings should be put in the greenhouse, but every time I'm ready, the winds pick up and it's impossible to make the transfer without them suffering a "quick trip to the mall", windburn or experiencing a chill between here and there, so the jungle continues to grow in the small, crowded space. Mother Nature has really triggered the plants the last few weeks, another sign of impending Spring? Hopefully?
Time to plant tomatoes, and TIME I begin taking some photos with new digital camera so I can begin sharing growing experiences with everyone. Had been putting off purchasing one, but after seeing such great pictures on this site the "seed was planted", decided the time had come to finally "spring" into the 21st. Century and join the fun! Nice thing about a digital is I can always delete my OOPS! shots and try, try, try again!


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Comments

 

eileen wrote on Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:16 pm:


OO can't wait to see the piccies of everything W&S especially if you get a shot of those antelopes!!!




 

Frank wrote on Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:45 pm:


If your photos are are good as your writings then we are all in for a treat :)




 

glendann wrote on Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:50 pm:


I'm really looking forward to your pictures.Yep, spring is on the way.




 

Droopy wrote on Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:39 pm:


Spring and photos too? What could be better!




 

Biita wrote on Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:33 pm:


Sounds like we got the same weather W&S. supposed to snow here tonight,,sigh. Besides the computer, i would have to say the next electronic have to have is the digital camera,, their great. I can't even remember how i got by with the regular kind,, i love the delete on it the best,,lol. please, please, post your pics soon!! psst, wait until you fall in love with the camera phones,,,lol.




 

Sjoerd wrote on Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:18 am:


Looking forward to your pics.
I am pretty far behind you so anything that you have to show is welcome.
Let 'em come.





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