Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gardening Season Has Begun!

This was not an easy task in maternity jeans. Lol* The gardening season has officially begun for me, and only 5 weeks before baby Emma is due. ;)

Inside my less than pleasing to the eye chicken wire contraption are carrots. I have two enemies this year - rabbits and raccoons! The rabbits like to eat my carrots down to a nub killing the plant before I get anything to eat. So I buried this chicken wire as best I could and planted my carrot seeds. Outside on either side inbetween my make shift stake markers are peas. Nobody seemed to bother my peas last year so I'll take my chances. Raccoons had fun in my corn a few years back but I have yet to think up a good defense against them...that I can afford anyhow! ;)
After trudging through all that heavy muddy dirt I'm pooped. At least I have two things in though. Lol* My goal for the rest of the week is to get some of the yard cleaned up, start working on clearing out the debris from the perennial beds and get my spinach and radishes planted. If you know me at all though, you know how I am with plans. LOL* So we shall see what the week brings.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What a Furry Little Piggy!

This chunky patoot has been eating all the bird food! LOL* Sheesh, pace yourself there piggo. ;)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

What's Green In My Garden on March 17, 2011

Well, this guy isn't green, but he did come from my garden... ;)

Tulips I left in the containers they came from at the garden center, they lived! Often if I don't plant these it's hit or miss if they come back...SO happy they did.

More tulips popping up in the garden...I can't remember what these looked like, I think they were dark purple and pinks. I'm really excited to see the tulips when they are blooming!

Our March front garden bed...I started this four years ago when we moved into this house. All that was there were the shrubs and the gardening experience started with a few tulips that that put in next to the stoop and has taken over most of the yard. This year I'm getting a start on perennials in the backyard.

Brown...can't wait to see green in here!

Hollyhocks! I have been trying for three years to grow these. The first year I started with some seeds from my Mother's garden that I winter sowed. They grew and grew...and then Hubbers accidently chopped 'em down with the weed whacker. Hence, the brick border that is now there to keep Hubby and his weed whacker away! I started over fresh last year with new winter sown seeds and FINALLY, this year I'm hoping to see blooms. *Fingers Crossed*

More hollyhocks that made it through the winter...

Primrose that came from Hubby's Grandma...was just a hunk she had thrown in a card board box from when she thinned her garden...boy has it multiplied!

Oh it's getting close! It's in the mid 50's today and teasing us all...spring is right around the corner!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Is it Spring yet?

Hello! Here I am!

I apologize for not posting sooner, this pregnancy has been a bit difficult on my body. I'm officially 8 months pregnant today, and I'm ready for baby! ;) It's been hard to sit at the computer for very long...or the sewing table. Right now I'm gearing up for spring so my focus has again turned to seeds. :)

For those of you who asked about the pinwheel quilt and where I got the pattern - well I didn't use a pattern but I did use a tutorial for the block. I made the pattern up as I went, but you can learn how to make your own 3d pinwheel block by following this link. Thank you so much to tooMuchFabric for posting your tutorial!

Today's plans are to get out into the snow and clear out my little mini-greenhouse. House needs a good cleaning and then I'm going to get a start on winter sowing the perennial seeds I've stashed away since last year. I didn't get nearly as much accomplished as I'd wanted to last summer, and may not again this year either with baby coming, but I'm gonna make the best of it. Yay!