Tag Archives: spring

Deere Bolts

The other Deere are beginning to stir…

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Are We Sure it’s Spring?

The calendar says it’s spring. The weatherman keeps saying it’s spring. There are robins and turkey buzzards everywhere… so why did I freeze my butt off setting up the garden center today?
I don’t think it made it over 23 degrees today- and let’s not even mention the windchill!  And to think this time last year it was 80 degrees!
Okay Mother Nature, we get it. You are a master prankster. The best of the best! Now can we Please have our usual Spring?

While we are waiting, here’s a pretty Peony blossom from my old garden, in Warm Weather…

Snow of Saturn

When did the Weather people start naming the winter storms?  We had Q (literally) and now Saturn… what were the others? Did I miss the memo?
Anyway, here we are in March already and Northern Illinois woke up to more snow this morning! I know we need the moisture but I’d love to see some spring daffodils instead. I’ve got the itch to start my new garden!
And from the amount of birds I have at my feeders today, I’d say they are ready for spring too!

grumpy goldfinch ready for spring!

 

goldfinches, cardinal & song sparrow

 

male cardinal

 

titmouse

 

female cardinal

 

assorted finches (yes, cardinals are a finch)

 

cold dove

 

cardinal

 

Sweet Poison

Convallaria majalis

Lily of the Valley,
A wonderful ground cover for shady places. Sweet smelling flowers in early spring that turn into poisonous red berries. Plant this invasive little beauty where you can keep it under control and out of the way of curious children and pets.