Thursday, March 11, 2010

Signs of Spring

I have seen many signs of Spring here lately.

I saw Mr. Robin RedBreast. He is so fat he can't fly. I worry that a cat might get him.

I see new foliage, decorating stems that I thought were dead, and that have yet to be cut back.

I saw the first shorts of the season, and a halter top as well. It was
76 degrees F after all! I was NOT wearing either, by the way.

I see tractors in the field, planting that corn. I think most of the farmers
are done with the planting.

I saw crop dusters working already! That's always exciting!

I see all the students out of school for Spring Break, including ME! WhoopEE!

I see roses blooming, but that is about all. I am very fearful that my
gardens took a major hit this winter. It could well be "Time to Shop"!

I see tomatoes and marigolds in the vegetable garden; also peas, onions,
cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, cilantro, dill, oregano, mints,
Laura Bush petunia (although they are not blooming yet), and volunteer
pepper plants.

We are having lovely weather; pleasantly warm during the day, but a
little cold at night. Actually, it has been downright cold at night, but
that will change, and I am asleep then, so I don't care a lot. However,
cuttings don't root very well until the night temps are consistently
above 70 degrees.

We have seed racks full of wonderful packets of seeds, the packages being
small works of art. We have plants in the nurseries, and the nursery keepers
are looking forward to having a good year.

Life is good.


Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Janie. It is so good to see those signs of spring. Much prettier than dirty white snow.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I'm glad you are getting signs of spring, Janie! We had a very warm winter, but on the 8th of March, we got some snow and some hail.... Hello!

Amy said...

Hello, Janie ~ Many wonderful signs of spring. I am glad it is almost here.
We will probably skip over the 70 degree temps and go right to the 80and 90's. I'm not complaining, though. Enjoy your spring break!

NellJean said...

Pineapple sage will root now. The dog and cat keep breaking off little pieces. I stick them somewhere and soon they are blooming (not outside).

Anonymous said...

Lucky you seeing signs of spring, I see snow!

madblooms said...

Happy Spring! I'm SO glad to be out of the cold weather!

Jim Groble said...

The snows almost gone in the front yard. The back yard faces north and has a foot on the ground. Day lilies are coming up. jim

gld said...

Sounds like things are really waking up in your gardening world.

We are having a little cold snap after a few days of 70°. Things are greening up here too.

The Violet Fern said...

What an uplifting post! I can just feel that warm sunshine and hear the birds singing! Hoping your garden bounces right back and fared better than you think over the winter!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It seems so interesting how the weather is. You had snow and cold this winter and now it's 76 degrees. We had a mild winter with no snow and now it's freezing cold and raining.
Sounds like so many great signs of spring there. I hope your garden bounces back after your winter, but "having" to buy new plants isn't such a bad thing :)

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Can't wait until spring! I have seen blue jays and the daffodils and crocus starting to come up.

Anonymous said...

Hi Janie, I can sense the excitement in your words and I'm with you. Spring is in the air!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Life is indeed good, when there are all these signs of spring to celebrate. (Including March break! I hope you have a good one!)

Anonymous said...

Ah, spring. Time to buy more seeds and plants. I have all I need, but yet I keep buying more. Sound familiar? --Lou Murray

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