Sunday, February 27, 2011

Shows to Go Ya!

Remember how I was looking forward to digging out the old gardening gloves, and getting into my garden?

That was the day before yesterday, and then yesterday afternoon, this started.

My poor little sedums were buried.
Everything was buried. A whole foot of snow.

Looks like Mother Nature had other plans.

Just wish this snow had fallen before the -5C and -8C nights that we had last week.
That's the correct way for winter to proceed, but this year, things just seem to be backward.

Shows to Go ya.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Is It Spring Yet?

As I go out the side door, onto the small deck, this is a welcome sight.
A small pot of pink Sedum, bravely sprouting up, in spite of the wind and rain, the freezing temperatures at night, and yesterday's hail storm. These little guys are real troopers in my garden. They survive nasty weather, drought (when I forget to water the potted plants), and all the bugs.
Even the deer leave them alone, unless they're really hungry.

In the front garden, the Pieris is starting to bloom. Its location as much friendlier - on the sunny west side of the house, and protected from the wind and rain by the roof overhang. These tiny little bells are supposed to attract hummingbirds & bees, but I think they'd need to visit a huge number of flowers to find a meal!

My pot of narcissus in the back yard is sprouting, too!
These guys are deer-proof, and don't seem to mind this on-again, off-again spring weather.
Maybe it is Spring.
Hmm... now where are my green garden gloves?