Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April Snow!

I am in shock this morning! I knew we were going to get some snow in the general area (elevations over 1000 feet) which I am not. So imagine my surprise and overall hysteria this morning when I opened my eyes to a heavy snowfall! My poor plants, my poor garden, quickly followed by "thank goodness I didn't put out the dahlias". But the peonies, the day lilies, all the plants I can't just pick up and move indoors. I guess this is where I learn patience and "let go and let God". As a control freak this has always been hard for me to do, but I am trying today Lord, I really am!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Beauty in Yellow

I just love the bright cheerful color of Forsythia in the Spring. I have 3 Forsythia bushes but only one has finally reached the point where it bursts into this glorious display of yellow blossoms in the Spring. It is so cheering to look out the window and see this show, if only it would last all summer :(

Saturday, April 17, 2010


4 or 5 days of rain they say....phewy! Just when I finally started to clean out the beds and had decided on red geraniums as the predominant annual, here comes the disappointing forecast. Oh well as long as it doesn't rain non-stop all summer as it did most of last year I will not give up my vision for this year!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

First Garden Purchase of 2010!

I am always excited to see the first garden offerings at stores. I feel my heart beating faster and my palms start to itch and then going through the struggle to figure out just where I want to put them! I know there are many more to come (wallet allowing) not to mention all those seeds I have been hoarding and the perennials that staked their claim last year. It's all too, too exciting! I'm starting to feel like the white rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland" I'm late, I'm late for a very important date.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Saddest Sight

                    I almost couldn't post this. This is a tragedy and the only thing that saves it from disaster are the little seedlings peeking their heads through the soil. And so it begins for the summer.....the struggle with weeds, celebrating as the first flowers dare to unfurl, the experiments gone horribly wrong (wild roses planted 2 years ago) Never again! But the half dead peonies a neighbor gave me last year, that looked like goners, have broken through the dirt and look like they are going to be real garden winners this year. I have Lupine seeds from another friend that will be replacing the wild roses. Now to open the storage box and check on the Dahlias, yikes!