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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Gardening


Can you still pinch me if I have a green thumb? ha.
I had some bulbs I didn't get into the ground last fall
so I thought I'd better do it now or never!
Temps were in the mid 60's today, cloudy and
breezy, so it seemed like a good day to get out there!




The ground was nice and soft with all that snow melting last week.






I had a nice variety of blue and white seeds and bulbs
to put in my blue themed flower garden.






And I found a few little sprouts on the plants I put in last year.






I have to mark things because The Mister has been known
to pull up all my flowers, during an over-zealous weeding frenzy. ha.




And I was glad the bulbs had started to
sprout so I'd know which end to point up!


41 comments:

  1. All my plants are shooting now, especially my Japanese Maple which is coming into leaf.

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    1. I'm First! The maple is rather special, I grew it from a seed I picked up at Kew Gardens in 1986.

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    2. I love Japanese Maples! We had one in my yard when I was young. They are beautiful!
      I can't believe you have leaves sprouting! Have your daffodils already bloomed?

      You're first! :)

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    3. This maple is a red leafed one, and it is a large bonsai now, in a patio pot. I can transport it from house to house when I move. The crocuses are flowering, but the daffs are only just peeping out to see if it's safe to carry on growing.!

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    4. Ours was just the regular tree in the ground...I've never seen a bonsai one! I bet it's lovely. I think we need to see it! :)

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    5. When it's fully in leaf I will post a pic on my blog.

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  2. Good job! I like your plant markers.

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    1. I've had those forever...nice that the are reusable.

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  3. I love the plants markers! cute!

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    1. I like them, too..had them a long time. I just use markers on them.

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  4. Great that you posted the bulbs . . . . when the weather improves more they will light up . . . ha . . :)
    Yes i agree with Gloria ~ love the plant markers . .

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    1. Light up? ha. The weather isn't supposed to be too bad this week...hopefully they will sprout.

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  5. Gardening? Really?
    I have bare spots.....and huge drifts of snow in other spots!
    Not fair!
    It will look spectacular....but....I think bulbs need the cold...did you have them in the fridge?
    Enjoy your evening....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. We had rain for several days and over the weekend the last of the snow piles melted away.
      I had the bulbs in the garage all winter...as cold as the fridge!

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  6. Best wishes with all of these. Glad you had a warm day to be outdoors.

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    1. It was a good day to work outside...not too warm. It's supposed to be colder all week, though.
      It is only March, afterall!

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  7. I love Foxglove, but have never grown it. Is it easy to grow?

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    1. Yes, fairly easy....it likes to be watered, I found out. ha. It doesn't like to be thirsty.

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  8. You went right to town
    We still can't see the ground with all the snow down
    Piled upon high
    As more of it did fly
    Can your green thumb scare it away?
    Or at least chase it to your bay

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    1. We'll probably get more snow
      as it usually in March does show.
      Which is ok with me.
      I know...I'm crazy!

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    2. A nod and agree
      You get from me lol

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  9. the way you label your bulbs is so neat....I need to do the same thing. We Finally had sunshine here today...Hope you get some too...

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    1. A few kinds had names I wasn't familiar with, so maybe this will help me learn their names! :)

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  10. We are enjoying milder temps too....80 degrees here today, but we know there's still more cold weather on the way in a few days.
    I love having bulbs in the garden, or perennials, if only I could get the squirrels to stop digging them up !
    We have daffodils, and herbs already sprouting, isn't it grand !
    ~Jo

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    1. 80? Oh my....well, we got to 65 today!

      I did think about that little squirrel today...he better not dig them up!

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  11. Wow - that's early! They'll be okay if it snows again? Love the idea of a blue-themed garden - pretty. I spot some blue wellies. Do you have them in every colour? ;-)

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    1. The iris and daffodils are already breaking through the ground, so I don't think it's too early....I'm just following along with what nature is doing. Bulbs always bloom here and then we get more snow. Many times I've cut bouquets to bring inside when the weather calls for ice or snow. The wellies are grey...I only have red and grey. :)

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  12. Hi Betsy - the blue and white garden will be lovely ... and I'll enjoy seeing the end result - glad you have some green for St Patrick's Day .. cheers Hilary

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    1. When I brought Garden Girl home I put in a few blue things but there was lots of space to fill. Hopefully this will make it more lush out there.

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  13. Can't wait to see these blooming!! =) blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Me, either! Some of them are new to me...it will be fun!

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  14. gosh it has been gorgeous the last couple days....in the 70s yesterday
    for my girls first soccer game....nice to see things starting to perk up
    and i need a pinch, no green for me today...

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    1. Perfect weather for soccer...how did they do?

      It's grey, windy and colder today. Such a tease!

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  15. Isn't crazy how it's snowing one minute and 60s the next?? ug the weather is insane! I hope your green thumb brings lots of flowers. :)

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    1. Spring is crazy! You never know what to wear! haha.

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  16. I can't wait to get my yard in bloom; nice that you got a little taste of planting spring!

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    1. We're a little ways away from a full bloom, but it is nice to look forward to!

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  17. Your photos remind me of why I love spring. Sigh . . . .
    Love your plant markers.

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  18. Your photos remind me of why I love spring. Sigh . . . .
    Love your plant markers.

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  19. It's a great time of year....bending over to check out all the spouts....so fun. Glad you got a start for the coming year.

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