IT'S NOT SNOWING!!!!! IT'S NOT IN THE TEENS, OR 20'S, OR EVEN 30'S!!!! Wow.
Mostly sunny - and the 7 day forecast shows a slight chance of rain Tuesday night, but otherwise partly cloudy to sunny - and rising temps - to the 60's. I'm thinking we deserve it! (And, yes, I am totally prepared to have a foot of snow drop on us just because I was brazen enough to write that forecast here!)
When the pooches and I just did our garden tour, we found many things sprouting up. But, they're all still so small that I would have to lay on the ground to really show them to you. The ground is extremely wet with snow and melting snow, so that's not gonna happen today.
Here's a photo of a species tulip by the side door. I planted 10 bulbs there, and last year 10 came up. Thinking that there are not 10 now. How pathetic is that going to look - one tulip blooming. May have to make a run for pansies.
Other growing things we saw: tulips, daffodils, scilla, hyacinths, chives, sedum, delphinium, peonies, geraniums, Jacob's ladder, phlox, bearded iris, daylilies, snake root (or bugbane or the new name they just gave it that I can never remember), rudbeckia. Probably others too, but that's all I can remember right now.
This is my little rusted metal bird house. Last year some wrens built a nest in it - but didn't use it. The holes are too big for a wren house, so kind of surprised they wasted the effort - a good decoy nest, I guess. I have 2 wren houses that they also built nests in last year, but don't have them out yet.
This is a photo of the lovely iron fence that Mark made. About 10 years ago, we found 3 sections of fencing like this that we paid an arm and a leg for at Architectural Antiques in Minneapolis. I used them in one garden as support for clematis etc. When we decided to do the big dog thing - and then 2 big dogs - we needed to add fencing on the street and across the lake. So he made sections using the old fence as a pattern - and then made similar but smaller ones for me to use around some of the gardens. I absolutely love it - and everyone who comes to the house comments on this cool fence. It's rusted iron also - I'm very into rusted iron!