Mar 28, 2010 | 6:58 AM PST
It's finally here....the first flower of spring! One of my daffidol bulbs bloomed this week then shortly after my crocus's started blooming. (Seems a little backwards to me, but eh.) We fertilized our grass/greenish weeds last week and we are planning on going rock hunting today. We are re-lining our flower beds out front with local rocks. Waiting for the week and the nicer, drier weather before I get to the serious work in the yard. I saw a really nice raised bed system at lowes last weekend and I think that is what we are going to do. Just enough space for a nice herb garden and a few veggies!
Don't you just hate it when life gets in the way of your online blogging? Wish we could get an "Excused" slip from life...."Please excuse Stephanie from all motherly and/or wifely chores for a period of no less than one (1) hour." Okay so excited about our upcoming visiting relatives! We are searching for fence building quotes, nothing fancy just a nice chain-link metal fence with one gate. The one problem might be we have a very rocky, dense clay yard that slopes quite a bit down the back. The in-laws are coming and my Father-in-law is going to help my Husband build our shed and my Mother-in-law is going to help me get my garden squared away! She has a formal degree in botany!
Now about my mystery bulbs coming up in the front yard, I belive I have identified them. I think they are crocus, hyacynth and a smattering of daffodil's. Only time will tell. We had beautiful weather for a few days and now it is back to rainy, cold, yucky, weather. I heard on the news this morning that there is a chance of flurries!! IS IT NOT MARCH??? ARGH!!! Planning a trip to Lowes today...gonna window shop the plants and seeds. I am planning on a veggie/herb garden in the back yard, except I need it to be a little raised because of the 1) dog watering plants and 2) Dense clay soil. Anyone have any idea's or building plans, lol.
I am trying desperatly to lure birds into my yard, I have a hanging feeder, but they just sit in the trees and stare at it. We also have rabbits in the area and I would love for them to hang out in our yard, my son (and two cats) would love to see more wildlife. Any ideas??
Mar 1, 2010 | 5:41 AM PST
Every morning I wake up wondering....is it Spring yet? The cold, long, Missouri winter has me begging for warm weather, doesn't even have to be hot, I'm talking 46' and no artic breeze. Last Oct. I planted a few misc. bulbs picked up from a clearance sale at the local PX. Now those bulbs are poking their little green fingers out of the bark and they brought friends! Mystery bulbs! I also pruned the crap out of some unknown bushes by the front porch and tried to manage the crepe myrtle someone planted infont of my son's bedroom window. Now the "lawn" that is a whole different situation. It is a kind of grass, but not a desirable species, it grows in tufts and is accompanied by misc. low lying green weeds giving (from a distance) the perception of a green lawn. I will upload pictures today.