March 28, 2012

In like a lion, out like a lamb

It is late March and the areas that I grew up in are experiencing full blown Spring. Blossom on trees, daffodils opening up in the sunshine, lambs grazing in a field. If I have triggered your gag reflex already you may want to skip this post.

Here in the inland northwest and north Idaho, we are still in winter. Snow is not a surprising event and don't think about putting your hat and gloves away yet. However, for the past couple of weeks I have been closely watching the ground and the trees for signs that Spring is coming. Living in a new home with a new yard is really quite fun because I do not know what to expect. Will the trees bloom into flowers or go right to leaves? Are there bulbs quietly waiting under the ground? Is that plant a weed or something more exciting?

Yesterday, we had a breakthrough.......


I might have skipped around the garden.... shhh, its our secret. It took me a little facebook, ask a friend help to even identify these beautiful little rays of sunshine. I am a very novice gardener. Hahahaha, I'm laughing because I just used the words "I" and "gardener" in the same sentence....

 Morning dew on the Crocus buds.

 Spring is emerging!

There are also purple ones!!! I decided to go on a little "Spring is coming" photo scavenger hunt....

Daffodils?? Anyone care to make a wager on the bloom date?

Not sure on these guys....tulips??? Can not wait to find out!!!!

Does anyone know what this fella is? He is kinda tucked away in the side yard with now other plants around...

Rhododendron buds waiting to bloom. I wonder what color they are?!?!

In the spirit of Spring and having my first garden, I am really excited to try growing vegetables. Try is a big word in that sentence. I could probably become a professional plant killer if my record of house plants is anything to go by. But I am going in with low hopes and expectations. If I eat anything that I grow this summer I will call it a very pleasant surprise. That being said I planted a few seeds. It is still a little early so I put then I'm this home made 'greenhouse' that I move indoors on cold nights. I made it from one of those salad containers.

My little greenhouse waiting for some rays of sunshine. Obviously, IF anything sprouts here I will needs to get another bottom to put on top as the lid to allow for more vertical room. 

Are you done with my jabbering on about Spring yet??? 

I'm SOOO excited!!!

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