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.


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.....