Monday, February 14, 2005

almost

The weather has been warm enough to garden -- get rid of dead brush, pull out weeds that are still alive (the ever present yard ivy) and add soil amendments.

But the rain has rolled in, little spurts here and there, making the ground muddy and the world a mushy gray.

Two months ahead, the weather feels as if spring is starting and the plants are acting accordingly. I hesitate to stir into action, knowing that this is February.

5 comments:

Girl Gone Gardening said...

Rainy In Hammond too. Warmer temps in teh forties, we even hit fifty last weekend! But its a farce, mother nature's foolery that can't be trusted. She's playing with us like a cat with a mouse. But even the indoor plants are getting excited, and the coleous cuttings are suddenly taking off, as if they know, someday, they will be outside once again.

RiverStone said...

I noticed while driving this weekend that there are little yellow buds just starting to be visible on the forsythia that's planted along the road. I love when the forsythia blooms. It really spells "end of winter" to me.

RiverStone said...

P.S. The RiverStone Journal has moved to http://www.riverstone.blogdrive.com .

Don said...

Thanks for the update, RiverStone. I've missed reading your blog. I didn't realize that you had changed URLs. I've corrected my blogroll.

RiverStone said...

My neighbor has BLOOMING DAFFODILS in his yard now!!! Even though yellow is not my favorite color, I love the yellow blooms that tell me spring is coming. I also love what Tolkien says the hobbits call daffodils, daffy-down-dillies. I call them that inside my (rather cracked) mind whenever I see them.