Category Archives: Spring

Cleanup accomplished

I worked a little bit on garden cleanup every day these past couple of weeks, and I am thrilled to say I finished yesterday. It really can be an overwhelming job in the spring, but it is SO nice when … Continue reading

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New patio and bird sightings

As I mentioned a week or so ago, last time we were at the lake, the guys built a new patio.  It’s not quite done, but it’s getting close.  All that’s left is the retaining-wall portion on the lake-side and … Continue reading

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Working in stages

This is the first time I’ve been unemployed since I started working in 1986.  It’s weird.  But, the timing couldn’t have been better.  For the first time since I started gardening, I’m able to work on the garden cleanup a … Continue reading

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Fifty shrubs. . . planted!

You may have noticed the discrepancy.  I had ordered 75 “shrubs” (12-inch sticks, basically) to plant at the lake. But that’s what you get when you don’t open the box.   We got to the lake, opened the box, and … Continue reading

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Seventy-five shrubs

You know how it goes when you order spring bulbs in the fall? And you know how beautiful they are, and you want them coming up in the spring, and so you go way overboard and order 300 daffodil bulbs? … Continue reading

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Spring is here!

Spring is here! Goodness, the weather here was just stunning this weekend!  We were too busy with Easter and graduation preparations to work in the yard, but I convinced Trevor to get the deck and patio furniture out on Saturday … Continue reading

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Spring breezes

What a beautiful couple of days it’s been–I’ve actually had a few windows open here and there to get some fresh air in the house. (Trevor hates it when I do that when it’s below 70 degrees outside.) It’s been … Continue reading

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On the upswing

There are still a few bits of snow or ice left in the yard, here and there, but mostly it’s melted off. It was in the high 50s yesterday, and I wish the yard wasn’t so wet–it would have been … Continue reading

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A touch of spring

I bought these beautiful tulips during one of my trips to the grocery store last week–I just couldn’t resist them. I thought they’d be so pretty on my Easter tablecloth.   I’ve been feeling the spring weather–it was pretty decent … Continue reading

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Two steps forward. . .

And then one giant step back. There was a dusting of snow on the ground when I left the house this morning–it’s below 20 degrees and feeling pretty wintery.  But we know at this point, it can only last so … Continue reading

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