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Some definite signs of spring

Postby Sharon Bryson » Apr 11, 2009 6:37 pm

We have had a day or two this week that can definitely pass for spring.
We were able to do some garden work, even without a heavy jacket.
The annual Potato Pit harvest was done yesterday. Carrots and two types of potatoes made it through in fine shape.
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Tractor and wagon are functional....Bill has been busy raking up debris. It seems especially plentiful this year.
This lovely patch of white crocus are in full bloom, just behind our "Endless Summer" hydrangea, which looks better this year than last.
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There are lots of crocus and snowdrops spreading themselves across the yard.
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Sharon
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Re: Some definite signs of spring

Postby MDAVIS » Apr 11, 2009 7:46 pm

Absolutely beautiful! :P It's so nice to see colour after an icy winter like the one we had!
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
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Re: Some definite signs of spring

Postby Sheikea » Apr 11, 2009 11:23 pm

Very nice indeed,how deep was the potatoe and carrot pit?? :)
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Re: Some definite signs of spring

Postby Sharon Bryson » Apr 12, 2009 8:46 am

how deep was the potatoe and carrot pit?

It is just under 3 Feet deep.
There is a deep layer of leaves over the top after it is covered, they are covered with a tarp to keep them dry.
Here is the pit just after we removed the tarp to access it.
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Sharon
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Re: Some definite signs of spring

Postby jpeg » Apr 12, 2009 9:36 am

A wonderful taste of spring Sharon.
I was out yesterday checking on my snow banks. I will have to enjoy "Your" spring flowers for a couple of weeks yet.
On the up side, I am enjoying the return of some birds this weekend and my favorite chipmunk.

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Re: Some definite signs of spring

Postby Sharon Bryson » Apr 12, 2009 10:25 am

Hi Alma:
Sorry you still have snowbanks!
I have been keeping my fingers crossed that this wetness we have today will stay as rain!
Here are a few more little crocus .... it is a joy to watch them pop up all over the place!

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Re: Some definite signs of spring

Postby Grannygardener » Apr 12, 2009 1:10 pm

Sharon, your spring flowers bring a smile to my face. Lovely colour. Edie
I've spent most of my time in the garden,the rest I've wasted. Edie Zone4A, Ont.
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Re: Some definite signs of spring

Postby joan w » Apr 12, 2009 2:29 pm

The crocus look so much nicer after a few years and have spread. Lovely shots of sprng crocus.
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Re: Some definite signs of spring

Postby B_BQ » Apr 12, 2009 2:54 pm

Ooooh! So pretty Sharon. How long did it take for the crocuses to multiply and become such glorious patches of colour?
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Re: Some definite signs of spring

Postby Gwen J » Apr 12, 2009 3:42 pm

It's 17C on my back deck this afternoon, and the snow is receding dramatically. No crocus blooming yet, but where the snow is gone they are showing themselves... I can feel myself waking up, stretching, and turning towards the sun as well. There may yet be setbacks, but spring is definitely coming.

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Taken just a few minutes ago...

An even better gift for Easter than Laura Secord buttercream eggs!

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