It is really blowing now. Thankfully I went around and got all the dandelions out of the buffalo grass in the back the other day. Think I'll start my squash and pumpkins inside besides of course working from home. They are shutting down some of the highways.
A BLIZZARD WARNING has been posted for the Denver metro area and all of northeastern Colorado through 6 a.m. Friday.
Total snowfall across metro Denver will range from 10 to 18 inches by 9:00 a.m. Friday.
We really needed this snow and I'm glad that it is now since non of the trees have leaves yet, just buds. About 4 years ago the area lost a lot of trees with a really late spring blizzard and lots of wet snow. It was really sad.
The birds are keeping us company today with lots of feeding going on. Put out some fruit for the robin on the front porch and she was out there for a bit nibbling. Sure she will be back now.
Stopped by Lowe's to get some pea inoculate - they didn't have any. But managed to pick up some Jiffy pots and some Lily of the Valley plants. Would really like to get my peas in the ground tomorrow but not going to be able to make it down to the garden center until Saturday. I'm going to try doing this with the peas: (well, meant to put the link here but can't find it... I'll post it later but it is basically bamboo poles in a tent shape with netting on both sides.)
So I did a little bit in the backyard but felt like the birds wanted their evening meal so I went inside without getting much done outside.
Got most of the little seed starting pellets into pots. I can't believe no one else is growing Joey Ptilotus.... Anyone? Bueller?
Boy did I hit the lottery on Saturday. Went to the local H.D. because a friend said that she picked up some whisky barrel liners for $5. I thought I would get one for carrots which my daughter suddenly wants to grow. I couldn't find any so I asked and garden worker showed me over there and she started shifting through them and there was one different one and it was tagged at $18 but she went to go check the price and it was something out of stock that should have been pulled so she told me I get it for one cent - YES .01 WOOHOO
Then I saw this lady getting a bunch of this mushroom compost that was on sale for $1.70 a bag which I think is a really good price per bag. So a I pick up about 4 bags. When I get to the register the lady told that cashier that she got charged $4.50 a bag but the sign said 1.70 and I confirmed. Well, they didn't have the right tag up there so her and I scored on the compost!!!!
I saved over $20!!!! LOL That was my lottery moment.
Started a few wintersowing milk jugs yesterday. I'll check them when I get home from work.
Mar 5, 2009 | 1:57 PM PST
I know I've got it bad when while driving to lunch I see a landscape crew with a bunch of bags of pine needles and leaves that I have to pull over and ask for a bag. At least my aspens will love me. I think if I had a open bed truck I would have taken all the bags.........
SEED CATALOGS. I am weak and can not refrain from buying one special thing. When I go to buy one special thing I find another special thing and before I know it I have many special things. My pocket green is going out the door and soon will be overflowing in my yard. I must have deceived myself into thinking I live on a farm and have acres and acres for a garden space and room to grow. When will reality set in, when I can't get it all planted in a day? Two days? A week? A month?
Summer, please hurry up, I can't afford to buy anymore SEEDS!!!!!!
Just put together the grow lamp. It was easy. Now the hard part, finding room in the basement. Well, that is tomorrow's project. Tonight it is wine and seed catalogs. I'm so excited. My friend and I were chatting about trading things that we are growing. I see lots of gardening this summer. I just need to bribe some friends to come over to help with some of the bigger projects, like flagstone patio and retaining wall around a burm...... The list goes on and on. Need to post a message on the neighborhood board to see if anyone wants my dogwoods. I'm not happy with them so might as well pass them on and more room for garden goodies. TGIF
So yesterday I stopped at the local recycling place and pulled out milk and water plastic jugs for my Winter Sowing Project. Funny to be the only person pulling out of the bins instead of putting in LOL. Think I'll stop and buy some electric scissors for cutting up the jugs.
Happy it is Friday and I can have the weekend to start my Project :)
Need to get some pics posted of all the birds in the backyard. Had a fox the other day too.
Hi all you gardeners. I too have been quite absent until recently. Too much work and not enough PLAY!!! I've been reading up on the Winter Sowing and boy am I excited to try that. Going to start collecting the milk jugs and get my seeds ordered.
I saw someone post a draft of their 2009 garden tobe. Love that! I think I might sit down and do the same (though maybe not quite as professinally drafted as that version) :)
Ok, so my father decided to put wire from the top of the trellis to the corner of the house. My son took this picture so you don't see the house but I think you get the idea.
Then there is death in the garden..... A tangerine mama tomato plant that looked gorgeous and then one day it was done. Very strange.
Then the rhubarb..... It had two remaing healthy leaves yesterday. I guess it really isn't tolerating this heat. I don't know what to do. If I didn't know better I would say something was feasting on it just to make me mad.