Thursday, March 24, 2011

Shaking Off The Cobwebs

We've been Lucky . . .  We had a couple of days in a row at or near eighty degrees.

Sam loved it.

The red trillium have really begun to open up. 

The blood root is actually almost done blooming already. 

I think this is the best our trout lilies have ever bloomed. 

The oconnee bells I divided from Dad's clump are magnificent! 

Trilliums in the shade. 

My baby lettuce seedlings are coming along quickly and the lettuce starts I put out are beginning to take off. 

We've gotten the beds cleaned out, the last of the leaves are gone, and the fountain is back in business! 

Of course there's a freeze warning for tonight . . .

Lunch is over so it's back to the studio.  Today I'm desprueing and grinding the four new bronze ferns.  It's a lot of work too, because I really oversprued them ~ then again I spent so much time working on them that I was determined that they would cast well!

We have lots more in the works.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Today & "Yesterday"

Today we suddenly realized our clematis was sending out shots!

And I realized that I forgot to photograph J.T.'s new Fern Pendant!

I got the long bed cleaned up a couple of weeks ago. 
I don't know if it's squirrels or robins that are digging ito the new mulch.

We were so busy last Fall that we didn't get to a lot of the yard work.
So we still have a lot to do to get the yarden ready for Spring . . .

All of the plants Pat put into the new sedum area survived! 

Today we found the very first blood roots thrusting their way up. 

The two always seem to be our first red trilliums ready to bloom. 

We're getting the itch, and it's almost time, but there is a reason
we haven't gotten all of the leaves off of the perennial bed . . . 

Oh.  What about "yesterday"???

How about a year ago today?

But no matter what,
Spring is coming!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Crocus at Noon

A really rough storm front blew through last night ~ high winds, lightning, heavy rain.
Fortunately it passed pretty quickly, but while it lasted it was exciting.

The boys and I went out before lunch to check on things . . .

Some of the older crocus blooms are spent. 

A few were knocked over, but the parsley loved the rain! 

The lettuce babies are taking off! 

The sprouting Stellas really need a trim! 

We heard from Lynn G.; the pendant was a great success!
Lots more work to do and the clock is ticking . . .