Thursday, April 28, 2011

The poor womans marker

Happy Friday :) luckily for me, rocks are plentiful in my yard, so, no plant shall go un-named :)


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring in Colorado

HOOOORAY! Its spring time in Colorado, I should know better then to make rock solid work in the yard plans for the weekend!!! Sorry asparagus, looks like it will be a few more days until your new home will be ready :)Looks like an inside day of fun for me, what to do, what to do....sewing....reading...dancing in my new dance studio.....or perhaps I can take a hint from the cat.....

Happy Spring, and Happy Easter everyone!!! Hug 'em and love 'em if you got 'em!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011


WOOOHOOOO!! Things are popping through the dirt, and making me super happy!!! I am so excited that I did not lose all my seeds, I have lost about half of them, and that's okay. Its been amazing to watch the cotton come up, I have never planted this before, and watching it unfold has been fantastic. It almost looks like a small piece of cotton is in the seed, when the plant finally pushed the seed shell completely off there is this little fuzzy bit that hangs around for about a day. Very cool!!! The stem of the cotton seedling also has this little dots on them, which I have not seen in other seedlings, I am loving the look of this plant so far. :)

The marsh mallow is also coming up nicely, this is a tiny little seedling, but I am doubly excited to see its progression as well. The tobacco has not come up, and I think I may have lost that one, but I have more seeds to put directly in the ground soon, so there is still hope! The pumpkins, squash, tomatillos and tomatoes are not to be out done, they are coming up nice and strong as well. I love this time, when the plants are fighting and pushing their way through the dirt to find the sunshine. LOVE IT!

Also, the tulips and allium are also coming up nicely, its so cool to look out on the giant dirt canvas of a yard I have and see some color coming from the bulbs.

Hooray spring!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring fever

After 84 degrees on Saturday, and snow on Sunday, I am so ready for spring to just be here already!! You can see in the background of the shot below that the wind has blown my "lines" for my new garden beds all around the yard (the photo is from last weekend)...I managed to 'till up the dirt in 4 out of the 6 new beds this weekend, but did not get any after photos, duh.....I will get that later in the week :)I got my seeds in their tiny little dirt homes for the next 4-6 weeks, and committed them to the outside air. I have them in seed boxes, but they are not holding the temps like I had hoped they would. They were getting upwards of 129 degrees during the day and down to 45 at night. I actually did bring them in this weekend with the very cold temps I was worried they would go under 30 degrees. So, hopefully things will start popping through the dirt this week, but I am worried I lost most of the seed, since before I moved them they did get down to 30 degrees for one evening, we'll see. I left plenty of seed to start everything outside after the last freeze, I have always started from seed, so it could be an interesting growing season this year if I lose them. I have always felt like buying plants already started from the greenhouses was a little bit like cheating, so hopefully this year I wont have to get any of those, but, Mother Nature only knows for sure!I do have a few new crops I am trying this year, and not sure at all how that's going to go, but very excited for what is to come! I can't wait!! So, this week I end with a picture of HRH Sir Artemis, I got a shot that seems a little Cheshire Cat to me....silly cat...or maybe its the silly human who loves having him follow me around the yard while I work. Oh well, either way I completely enjoyed the super summer like spring weather. Have a great day!
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