3.26.2013

Time to wake up?

Okay, so you probably thought I was still hibernating.  With good reason since it would appear that I've been missing in action lately.  However, there has been a lot of activity around here.   Yep, sure has!  I'll fill you in on all the details over the next few weeks, but for now I'd like to show you one of the things we have been working on.


Spring flowers! Yep, I know our last chance of frost is April 15th, but.... well it's been so nice and... well, spring-like!  All the daffodils are up and blooming and have been for a while now.  Many of the iris are up, although not blooming.  And the tulips? Well as you can see (photo above) they are trying to bloom.  Additionally, many of the perennials are up and beginning to bloom, so surely it is spring and time to wake up! Right?


So we mulched. She hauled the mulch and spread it and I sat on the bags and supervised   A very important job I might add.  Very important indeed!



A few new perennials and a couple of annuals were added.  She was told by the nursery that if we should get a  frost it won't kill the plant.


 Maybe a few leaves might need assistance to the compost pile but over all the plants will be fine.  And  for whatever reason she was more than ready to start digging in the dirt.  And me? Well I'm always ready to dig in the dirt.  For other reasons of course...


She has the front bed looking pretty good if I do say so.  Well except for the holes that get dug almost every single night by one very rotund possum.


Wait, what did you say?

You thought it was me?! *gasp*

Never. Ever. Would I dig a hole in her flower bed.

That small.

I prefer to dig the big holes.  Makes it easier to hit the target.  So stop thinking it was me.  It was not.

This time.


Anyway, where was I?

Oh yes, everything is looking pretty good in the first of three flower beds.


For today.

Tomorrow?

Things may not be looking so good.


Monday and Tuesday (today) it has spit snow pellets from the sky.  Kind of like little frozen bb's and about as pleasant when you get hit on the top of the head or zinged on the tip of the tail.  However, the plants have done fine for the most part.


But tonight.  Well there's a freeze warning (as if snow this time of year wasn't enough?).  And I"m wondering if I made a mistake thinking it was time to wake up from my long winter's nap.


Time to wake up?  Or go take another snooze?

What do you think?  I'll wait to hear from you.  In the meantime, I think I'll help her tonight with listings for my Etsy shop.  I'm such a good helper.....






10 comments:

Diane said...

I can tell you must be a great helper, Romeo, whether it's listing on Etsy or planting flowers. And it's really good to hear from you and "her". Diane

oldgreymare said...

fingers crossed against the frost..almost poetic?

The Feathered Nest said...

You do have a few signs of spring!!! Oh goodness, I sure hope nothing gets hurt by this crazy coldness! Went out to lunch today with the overcast sky and windy weather and saw snow flurries! Ugh...I'm ready for it to be gone, NOW. hugs and love, Dawn

Lululiz said...

Well, finally, there you are, Romeo, I was beginning to think that you had, errmm, turned into a lazy puss and given up on causing mischief, oops, on helping HER. Glad to have you back. You watch over those gorgeous plants, thats your job for the time being, and you are up to that, aren't you? And keeping blaming all those hose on the intruder.....

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Well, I see you have done a VERY GOOD job supervising HER, Romeo. I am so jealous that it is warm enough to work outside and see things growing there. Love the tulips and buds that are unfurling. Our last frost date is MAY 31st! Yes-you read that right.
Now...go cover up that possum hole to help HER out- you KNOW you can do it...and you could even make a little deposit there at the same time- xo Diana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Romeo I have missed you! Glad you are helping 'her' to plant and I'm hoping Spring really is here! Today it's cold and I'm not digging in my dirt yet!
hugs, Linda

Charlie and Mr. Toes say HI

Ellie VanCaster said...

Oh we can't wait to see those things popping through the ground here also.
Have a wonderfu Easter
Jada and Scully

Cindy said...

Your plants are so beautiful! I love all the colors!
Romeo, you are such a good helper, er, I mean supervisor! Good boy!
Hugs and a scratch!
xo Cindy

Lynn Richards said...

Oh dear! Keeping my fingers crossed for all your lovely plants!
xo
Lynn

Rustique Gal said...

Oh, Romeo, I hope you get a good snooze before you are needed in the garden again. Hope all is well after your frost. We get frost for another 2-3 weeks or more, so no plantings yet. But I have prepared the pots and am working on the retaining wall garden. So no digging, ya dig?
Hugs,
Sherry