Easter weekend

Yesterday started with blueberry pancakes and coffee–so nice to wake up with no alarm. And the robins are back in large numbers, along with redwing blackbirds, singing Spring back. We’re thinking about buying a new garden cart–let me see if I can find a photo of it from the internet: This picture is from the…

sleeping winter garden

In our area, March is really still winter. There are a few brave flowers poking up but mostly it is better to just admit that Spring is not here yet. This morning we took a garden tour, a morning stroll around the yard that we never miss in Spring, Summer and Fall. This morning I…

One year anniversary for my garden blog!

I put up the first post on March 25 last year, and I have really enjoyed the experience. I can look back at the pretty pictures during the darkest days of winter. It’s a nice way to store the history of the garden, too. Just in time to celebrate, our first amaryllis bloomed yesterday–here is…

First day of Spring 2013

Ten degrees out this morning. The stars were out when I got up at 5:00, and the sky was beautiful later when I went outside to feed the horses. The front yard is snowy again. Looking west this morning at 6:30, I watched the sun hit the trees. Cold but beautiful. The red-wing blackbirds are…

March in the North Country–and still winter

The weather folks warned us at least a week ahead, so I had time to put the winter blanket back on my horse. I haven’t started gardening yet this Spring, so I didn’t have to do anything outside to prepare. The temperatures are supposed to go back up soon. The snow had melted a few…