Saturday, April 2, 2011


     Lesson learned:  Do not start a garden blog in January.  I have 2 more months until I can even consider planting anything.   Hard to write about gardening when you can't do anything, but wish.

     There was a glimmer of hope this weekend.  It is about 62 degrees and my rose bed has melted off.  I got the pine needles cleaned out.  I was very pleased with the results.  I have learned the hard way no matter how nice it appears to be do not unwrap my roses until the end of May.   It felt good see and smell fresh dirt. 

Anyone know what this is?
 I also cleaned the pine tree bed.  My garden decorations made it through the winter.  If anyone know what these are, please, let me know.  My dad collects antiques and he can't identify them.  He is not impressed that I am using them in the garden.  If they turn out to be some expensive antiques I will not post your comment, because dad reads this and he will have a heart attack.   Still, I would like to know what they were used for.

Antique whatcha-ma-call-its.

     I had a great time cleaning up the yard.  Of course, whenever I do anything in the garden I have lots of help.  Don't think she has any interest in what I'm doing.  She just dropped a pine cone and is anxiously waiting for me to toss it.                                                                
All and all it was a good day.  A few beds were cleaned and quite a few games of pine cone catch were played.  I even felt hopeful and changed our sign.  Hope springs eternal.


  1. Early spring gardening always starts with the cleaning of beds! So..I'd say you are well on your way to spring :) It will be fun to watch your gardens unfold this year! Cheers, Jenni

  2. I just love your blog header - I've been admiring everything on your porch and now making a mental list of addt'l things I need at the cabin - lol! Hurry spring!!

  3. Greetings from Colorado!
    I wanted to thank you for your comment the other day on my blog, about letter writing. Your comment made me cry! What a dear and devoted person you must be!
    I also wanted to compliment you on your wonderful blog! I look forward to reading!!
    Our home reflects much of what you write of birds, flowers and an assortment of nature finds. Great to see another who finds awe in creation.

    May you have a wonderful spring!

    Under His Wings,
    Malinda @

  4. You've been a working fool! Good girl.

    I KNEW you would love the photos of the nest and the mama hummingbird sitting atop it. You and I are birds-of-a-feather.

    I love your helpers. Good team. I can't really see what those tiles are, but I'll bet they're EXTREMELY valuable. (Just kidding, I don't have a clue).

    All joys to you,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  5. whatever those antiques are, they are very cool! I can't wait to see your garden in bloom.
    isn't it great to have *helpers"? hahaha

    happy day!

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind words. I am looking forward to following your blog and will at it to my blogroll. I just know you will have a beautiful garden very soon.

    I love the picture of you and your dog; my neighbors dog always brings me pinecones too. We don't have fences between our yards so she has a great time running from yard to yard finding anyone who will be foolish enough to toss her one. I am the fool most of the time!


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