Friday, March 7, 2008

Spring on the Way?...

So our snow melted last Sunday during a warm, sunny beautiful day. Why am I posting about this? The reason I find this important enough to post is that the snow hasn't come back. We have been able to see our grass for almost one whole week, and there is no snow in the forecast for the weekend. This has not happened since before Christmas. It's not particularly warm, in fact the low tonight is in the single digits, but the lack of white slushy stuff is giving me a burgeoning hope that Spring might, just might, make an appearance soon. Cross your fingers, knock on wood...
The Almighty Liz

13 comments:

timpani76 said...

I can't wait to dig out my garden, or borrow a garden tiller! Anyone have a garden tiller I could borrow?

Anonymous said...

The other night was awesome... good night for turning into a werewolf and go running through the streets killing.

But I thought you guys down south were buried in snow?

J

lizS said...

mom and dad have a tiller i think. you could maybe ask them. i need to get my flower beds in order so we can sell this house!! anybody know how to do that? :)

Bruce said...

T, i will be getting a hold of the family tiller soon to dig my own garden out. when i get it ill let you know. if you have not allready taken care of it i wll come over and do yours to. i hate to sugust this liz, but out imfamous mother in law accually has a clue when it comes to flowers and would probably pee her pants in excitement if you asked her. i know, i know, you don't have to say it out loud. i know the woman too. just tink about it for more that a seccond. and as too spring comeing, i have been chomping at the bit to go fishing, so im part of the hurry up and get here spring club.

Bruce said...

and renae says john should check out the ammeran ue sight. they are allways looking for engineres.

The Mortensen's said...

Hey there!! These things are so fun! It's so much easier to keep up with everyone! Anyway... Talk to you later!!

lizS said...

yay! lauren found us! welcome!

timpani76 said...

I will take you up on that tiller as soon as I can borrow it from you Bruce. You don't have to till it for me! I should be able to figure it out:)

What's wrong with your flower beds Liz? Are they crowded or just weed filled?

If you decide to thin out the flowers themselves, just lay down mulch under them to make it look more "landscapey". I put down a layer of newspaper, and then lay a two inch mulch layer over that. The newspaper under the mulch keeps the weeds from coming up under the mulch.

lizS said...

how do you know if your flowers are over crowded? and if you want to put in a border, like some stones, how do you do that? newspaper, huh? i'll have to find some. but what do you do about the flowers? you know, you don't want the weeds to come up, but you do want the flowers to come up, how do you do that? mayhap i should just call you. and yes, i know that our mother in law is good at this type of stuff, bruce, but somehow admitting to her my faults and shortcomings is just not palatable at this point. anyway, how did this turn in to the gardening blog, lol! i'm the most horrible gardener on the planet, this is just too funny!

Bruce said...

i don't think lack of flower knoledge counts as a short comming. but i get you not wantting to ask her. i thought i kind of implied that already. i would have fun comming up with my fam for a spring clean up. you should talk to your hubby and my wife and figure something out.

Renae said...

You put the flowers in (flowers, not seeds) and poke holes in the newspaper, or plastic for the flowers to come up through. Yes, a stone border is a great thing, because it keeps the weeds / grass from coming in from the grassy area. You do need to sink the stones (flat patio kind of bricks work best) so that they are flush with the ground. This makes it easier to mow, the mower can go right over them, and you won't get that horrible line of weeds in front of your flowers.

Bruce said...

i did mean more of a yard, outside clean up/ planting.

lizS said...

dude, if you guys wanna come up and help me with my silly yard, you are welcome any ole stinkin' time. this stuff is just so beyond my experience. john is coming to you this weekend, and the weekend of the 29th, all of us are coming down, but other than that, free sailin'. and the flowers are already there, so how does that work? they are all perennials, of diverse kinds, so they come up at intervals through the summer. not sure exactly where all of them are until they come up, although...no, i think i could figure out where all of them are. and we seem to have a huge problem with vines. they choked a bunch of suprise lilies last year, and just about killed my japanese maple and a bunch of rose of sharons. these things are like across the yard from each other. the vines creeped across the yard. i really have no idea how to stop them this year. anyway, thanks for the advice though! keep it comin'!