Spring is starting to pop up around here!

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Registered: 12-27-1999
Spring is starting to pop up around here!
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Fri, 03-29-2013 - 6:48pm

It might be because I was outside in the most wonderful of weather today planting some Asian Lillies.  I have a red and yellow hybrid and some red ones.  I planted them in my mothers garden to the Blessed Mother since my mother decided the flowers she had there were too wild because they started to hang over the boarder.  How dare they lean over the scalloped cement!  She ripped them all out for it.  Then she complained about how ugly it was and went all over town looking for some specific type of lillies that we couldn't find, these Asian ones were very similiar to what she wanted but weren't the exact type.  I wish she knew what the name of them are because then I could find them for her.  Oh well, I enjoyed the digging anyway.   It looks nice now. 

I also planted my container herb and veggie garden.  I had started a few weeks back and this weekend I finished it up.  I still can't get my hands on any chili peppers.  Wait, I take that back I could get Ghost Chilies but no thank you.   The world's hottest pepper will not be a part of my garden or diet.  If you have to sign a release in a restaurant to eat it, I'm probably not qualified to handle it.  I just don't have that kind of clearance. 

So anyone out there planting some spring?

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Mon, 04-01-2013 - 12:51pm

LOL, I wouldn't want those chilies either!  I was, couldn't resist yesterday. The weather was so gorgeous here this weekend, I had to go to the grocery store and just had to stop at Lowe's to check out their selection.  I got a few geraniums because I'm tired of looking at empty planters.  I also planted some shasta daisies and hens and chicks.

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Mon, 04-01-2013 - 3:50pm

Can't plant anything here yet.  There's still frost in the ground (and some snow in shady spots) and temps below freezing at night.  Plus, my main planter boy left yesterday for Arizona.  I think grandma and I will stay indoors and wait for it to get a bit warmer before we make planting plans.  The new snow crocus bulbs that they planted last fall are almost blooming though, and some daffodils in sunny spots have swelling buds.  Good thing they're hardy!


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Thu, 04-04-2013 - 12:14pm

Melissa, I can't stand those empty pots either.  I still have three.  I will fill them with something.  My brother gave me some pepper seeds, he offered me some of those ghost chilis.  No thank you.  He grinned his sly grin and said he ruined a whole pot of chili by putting just one in it.  LOL!  I have to get some more potting soil, so I can finish planting what I bought the other day and now the seeds my brother gave me. 

Sue, I do hope that your weather warms up soon so you can start enjoying the spring.  No more muddy driveway! 

Mom loved the flowers I planted and they are blooming like crazy now.  We've had some nice rainfalls since I planted everything and I have put miracle grow on them too. 

My tomatoes are blooming already.  My bell pepper plant is all of 7 inches tall and blooming.  It just can't wait. 

I'm so happy spring is here.  I love the warm weather.

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