Feb 26, 2010 | 6:14 PM PST
So I thought that there was a weather station near my house...and I was pleased to find weather underground lists the weather stations and it has all the historical data. Luckily my weather station is really pretty close...within 5 miles. So I am working on getting everything for my station put into an excel file so I can make notes and compare year over year. It has all the info like dew point and wind, so I can go back and figure out the big storms we have had. Then it will be merging the information from the spreadsheet I already have with all the plant information. Seems like a really good project for a rainy day or two. But I am at least happy I have somewhere to start.
Feb 22, 2010 | 4:32 PM PST
So I know spring is a little early this year, and I was trying to figure out where I was from last year, but I kept horrible records. I didn't start this website until April...but I know that we had snow on March 15 and a lot of stuff was up. I think we are only about 2 weeks ahead of normal. I googled it and of course didn't find what I wanted. Although north of here they grow the daffodils and tulips and they say that it is normal for daffodils to be blooming in early March. Mine aren't blooming yet, but they were showing pictures up there and they were getting close. I also saw another lady's blog that said that she has been keeping track for more than 20 years and this year is closer to normal, last year was cold and late. So now I am going to start to keep better records so I know...
So here's the pictures from yesterday that wouldn't post. It really is amazing the different varieties of Hellebore there are out there. This first one is a new one I picked up this spring. I also picked up another one that needs planted today.
Spring is really starting to come around. The late winter and early spring flowers are just rejoicing in the sunny day we had. I emptied and refilled the compost bin, and filled the yard waste and didn't even make a dent. Moved the strawberries from one spot, to their new home in the berry garden. Pulled a bunch of weeds and pruned the clematis. It really is amazing how everything is stating to come up. I am leaving the dead leaves on the tender plants though...and even piling extra leaves on them, as we could still have some late season snow in March. It was so nice to be outside working in the garden though.
I uploaded some pictures, but it won't let me add them to the blog...so they are in the February 2010 album.
So Saturday was about 60 degrees...and so I took the chance to get out and do some clean up in the garden. I can't believe all the things which are growing. I had to resist the urge to go completely crazy and clear everything out. We have had a warmer than normal January and February so far, but we always have that chance of a late snow in March. I need to get out and take some spring pictures...although with 3 more weeks of school I really am trying to work hard to get everything done.
Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their gardens!