It is beginning to look like spring may be here after all. There really was some doubt, although not as much as for those poor people in the eastern US! We have had warmer temps during the day although still below or around freezing at night and things are starting to bud and bloom. Todays client was ill and I ended up with a spare afternoon so I'm catching up on this 'n' that.
Since we have been in this house and trying so many different things in a new climate that we are unused to, they have been a real help. I had 3 of the binders and put together all the cards so that I only had one of each and filled 2 binders.
Then I took the extra dividers and made some new pages for myself, and pulled out all the cards for the stuff I was planting, the stuff I wanted to plant, and the helpful hint cards for the things I wanted to learn or revisit and put it in the 3rd binder. In the front I have my grid sheets and list all the current planting, including the things that have been here all along and I learn the names for!
I keep the previous years pages so I can watch my crop rotations without relying on my not so reliable memory! I also have gone on the internet and looked up information on things I don't have a card for and put it in the book so that everything in the yard has a card or page with information about watering, pruning, fertilizing and harvesting and then overwintering.
So a couple of days ago I decided to see how much the set was worth. Seems if you bought the cards in packs in the monthly order like they sold them you ended up spending over $375 for the whole set! Okay now I'm really feeling like the yard sale queen for a little bit!
They look like the spring background I'm using don't they?
Also recovering from the butchering that I did with the electric hedge trimmer (so much fun!) are the honeysuckle near the house. I haven't looked at the ones in the back yet as it is still muddy from the recent rains.
Hubby always has a big pot of wildflower mix that he grows near the front door. It looks like he has a few volunteers this year!
It is time and we are getting ready for the onslaught that is coming. However we will also be making time for a trip to see the kids and not just for Miss Lily's birthday now. Our 'wild child' middle son has found a wonderful Christian girl who thinks he is awesome and they are in love and getting married. Here is the happy couple...
Enjoy the changing of the season - whether you are winding down to winter or gearing up for summer!!