Thursday, March 05, 2015

It won't be long

Last evening I whined a great deal which reflects in my blog update. Woe is me, the ice is coming, and what not. But as it turns out, it was all for naught.

It seems the rush of moisture collided with the frigid temps about seven miles to the north and west of us.

We did get sleet and traction on the deck was treacherous at one point, but our power never flickered. For that, I am grateful.

The mail brought several seed and gardening supply catalogs. I sipped coffee and "lusted." It was all I could do to keep from picking up the phone and ordering one of each thing in the catalog.

As some of you pointed out in the comments from last night, spring is just around the corner. Soon I'll be firing up the tiller and breaking ground for the garden.

Below is a picture I took of our strawberries last spring. When I looked inside the planter barrels today, I could see tiny green shoots poking their head out of the pine straw mulch, and  looking for sunshine.

It won't be long my green-thumb friends, it won't be long.


  1. Stome things just give you pleasure thinking about them. My question every year is, should I start my tomato plants down here and plant them at home so when we are in we can have good tomatoes or wait. So far I have waited.... Glad you didn't get in real bad stuff from the sky.

  2. Two solid inches of sleet here. That was me out pouring kitty litter on his driveway. It's March, in Alabama, it has to warm up sometime soon, right?

  3. I am feeling spring in the air. The way the sun shines is slightly different. I believe it is coing soon.

  4. Anonymous12:02 AM

    It was 80 in Los Angeles today!!

  5. We planted strawberries last year and watched them spread out. We carefully separated them and just about loved them to death. If they don't come back, I'll cry.

  6. Nothing like seed catalogues to make one want to start planting. I'm glad the sleet missed you guys. I used to grow lots of strawberries but developed an allergy to them, sigh...
    Spring fever has hit everyone like it does every year. Seeing new leaves poking out is exciting.

    Have a happy weekend.

  7. I don't have a green thumb, so I'll be enjoying your Spring photos enthusiastically.

  8. I wish I could tiller lol but mine is hobby pot balcony farming. lol
    I might decide to put all the pots on the grass this year .
    But then the bunnies might feast during the night.
    Nothing like seeing a tomato rot on the vine, filled with little teeth marks
    but the bunnies are so cute. I wish I had a clothes line cause then I could do the upside down farming. Then all you need are plastic bags to fill with soil or sew up some bags from
    old material and shirts. It all works fine.

  9. I love it when tiny green shoots poke their heads out in the cold looking for the sun.

  10. Those are some confident-looking strawberries. I believe this bodes well.

  11. I have never been about to grow anything... although when I move this year I have promised Valentina that we will find a way to grow a few vegetables..and berries... maybe I can become good at it... ;)


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