Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What My Garden is Not Doing



Here pictured are my water garden with an embedded oak leaf and my Spring bulbs. I am working very hard to resist a strong pull towards jealousy as I cruise around the web looking at people's beautiful emerging Spring time gardens. So, I thought I would post some pictures of what my garden is NOT doing and perhaps shame Mother Nature into sending some warm weather my way. At least enough warmth to thaw my stream & water garden or enough to rake some frozen oak leaves that fell onto one part of my garden after the first snow and have been frozen in place ever since. If Mother Nature digs her heels in and continues sending Arctic winds my way, Spring may finally arrive somewhere around May Day. Ugh!

Ah well, truth be known, viewing others lovely Spring blooms does give me hope, even if I am a little green with envy.

8 comments:

Katarina i Kullavik said...

I'm sure spring will come to you soon...just wait and you'll see.
/Katarina

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Hey, at least you can see things sprouting! The snow finally melted enough this week to reveal my sprouting Crocuses, but those poor Canadians can't even find their gardens.

Melanie said...

Maybe tomorrow I'll go take some "real" photos, not just a close up of a single crocus bloom. You'll feel much better then, really, much better.

joey said...

You are ahead of me, Carol! At least you see a hint of green popping. My gardens are STILL covered with snow though keeping my fingers crossed (expecting a heat wave in the 40s this week) ;)

WiseAcre said...

The first sign of spring has arrived here. Snowshoes are still necessary but tapping has started in the woods. Some people have even reported Maple sap flowing.

Miss Canthus said...

I still have lots of snow too, but it is going fast. One crocus opens when the sun is out. I too am impatient, but I am painting inside the house and that is keeping my mind off the snow outside.

BTW, thanks for visiting my blog. I think it is time I put up another post about Morocco.

Shady Gardener said...

You're certainly not being envious of My garden, though! You noticed I only have those few sprouts that have peeked out so far. Actually, most of the rest of the gardens are still under a lot of mulch, since we can still anticipate cold weather for a time, yet.
I'm ready to do a bit of light raking, if this nice weather continues (3 days, so far!) ;-)
Thanks for visiting!

Nan Ondra said...

But think of how nice it will be when you can be outside all summer while the more southerly bloggers are stuck indoors because it's too hot to garden. And I'm guessing you can grow diascias, osteospermums, and other gems that love cooler areas. So, your turn to gloat will come!