Apr 14, 2009 | 2:05 AM PST
ready-set-go.. ok- The lawn mowers are all charged * gassed up,Landons Deere is ready to roll. The 2 crocus finally decided to start its bloom,today I can snap a pic.Strong enough winds here last few days--had to stay inside. I quess I'm on windowbox detail next couple of weeks-go get some paint-and also repaint the trellis thats peeling-before I plant something to climb it. The trip up north is delayed till the end of month,so now I have to do something,else I'll go crazy...time to open up the shed doors,and venture inside, and start sorting,and cleaning up..need to bring the radio out there,for some jamming tunes. Quess I could pick up the line of leaves I piled,,and see what else is peeking up.Now have one daffodil bloom,Glory-of-the-Snow,and Hyacinths in a pot ready to bloom. Very bad winds here yesterday-so repainted the birdbath bottom in the gardenshed-and added pics to the album.When we have the grandson we have to pick projects he can help with, so today we put the bamboo fence back up-this time with posts, and fill 4 big holes.Maybe it will stay up this time..going to plant the Foxglove in front of it.I like the flowers but dont want the boy even touching them so their on the backside of the rock garden and out of the way.He knows he can taste the chives-parsley & berries,but don't want him thinking he can walk around and just pop anything in his mouth,and he's pretty finnaky-so I dont think he would.Jim put those "Areator" shoes on,and poked holes in one bed,I'll lay newspaper and start filling it with last years potting soil from the pots,he'll screen some loam for me.I told him those shoes were worse than cross country skiing,,now he knows. Shouldnt be too much longer for some blooms on the Hyacinths as the leaves are good size now. They won't be as big as the picture-but a good size.I put daffodils in one window box,in the fall I'll transfer them to the rock garden.They are such a happy pretty flower-sitting right near the steps,and in front of the big window-so can get 2 good views of them.Its really hard not to smile or be happy when you look at them.They multiply well- but want to plant more of these happy spring flowers this fall. I'll make a 2 ft area under the honeysuckle tree for some more.The Arbor is 3/4 done now- today on a hunt for more "Periwinkle Blue" to finish it-then make 2 small beds on each side for some "Sweet Peas".My first attempt last year was a flop,but I think I'm suppose to soak the seeds.My 6 dwarf spruce are worse than last year-so I'll be pulling them up and replacing them.Glad I didnt spend alot of money on them.The lilacs are doing well,and hope to buy more on sale,as we want to line the whole front with them.They're a small tree that holds up well in our climate.I'm pretty sure it was the groundhog nibbling at the base of the bushes and trees over the winter-so we'll have to put up the critter guards on most stuff, and time to start spreading some mulch.