Tuesday, March 8, 2011

How Do You Know That Spring is Coming?

When your eyes are almost swollen shut, when your nose is stuffed up, when everything is coated in yellow pollen, when Allegra becomes your drug of choice then you know that Spring is in the air.
Looking at my garden journal for the last couple of years I saw that most things didn't begin blooming here until about mid-March, but this year they started in mid-February.
The Carolina Jasmine is everywhere, my Camellias and Anemones are in full bloom, the Azaleas are covered in buds, and the Wisteria is just days away from being in full flower.  The temperatures stay in the high 60's and low 70's which is just ideal.
I added a  new Basil and a strawberry to my veggie bed and we've got more tomatoes sitting in the hot house waiting to be bedded out or put into upside down planters, we don't have a lot of luck with tomatoes here but we keep trying.  My potatoes are a couple of inches high and I'll need to thin my carrots soon, and I hate thinning plants I'd rather they fought it out for space than for me to pull them up.
Near the rose bed out front I've  put in a Lily, I think the colors are spectacular.   My red lilies are already 2-3 inches high and that's way ahead of schedule.  One of my neighbors said we'll probably get a late frost, but that's ok as long as it doesn't freeze.
In other news the stove has been converted to propane and all eyebrows are still intact.  We're "lucky" that the rest of our appliances , except for the fireplaces, are  electric, I put the lucky in parenthesis because with the cost of electricity I don't know how lucky we are.  But we're careful and there's just the 2 of us, and a cross-dressing cat who fills up the laundry, so it isn't too bad.

2 comments:

  1. ...traigo
    sangre
    de
    la
    tarde
    herida
    en
    la
    mano
    y
    una
    vela
    de
    mi
    corazón
    para
    invitarte
    y
    darte
    este
    alma
    que
    viene
    para
    compartir
    contigo
    tu
    bello
    blog
    con
    un
    ramillete
    de
    oro
    y
    claveles
    dentro...


    desde mis
    HORAS ROTAS
    Y AULA DE PAZ


    COMPARTIENDO ILUSION
    MAC

    CON saludos de la luna al
    reflejarse en el mar de la
    poesía...




    ESPERO SEAN DE VUESTRO AGRADO EL POST POETIZADO DE CHAPLIN MONOCULO NOMBRE DE LA ROSA, ALBATROS GLADIATOR, ACEBO CUMBRES BORRASCOSAS, ENEMIGO A LAS PUERTAS, CACHORRO, FANTASMA DE LA OPERA, BLADE RUUNER ,CHOCOLATE Y CREPUSCULO 1 Y2.

    José
    Ramón...

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm allergic to spring too and yet I'm longing for it. We had a relapse into winter today though - proper snowstorm again... :(

    ReplyDelete