Sunday, March 20, 2011

Welcome Spring!

I ventured  outside in mid-thirty degree temperatures to snap a few pictures of my zone 5 garden just a few hours before it became Spring 2011.

Look at that snow bank behind my rockwall garden--It's gone down about 3 feet in the last week (we had one 60+ degree day), but it's still huge!

 Right next to the house in the backyard the snow is almost what did I stick in the ground to overwinter?
Ah, a closer inspection jogs my memory. I bought 5 Silver Mound Artemesia last fall and did not know what to do with them, so I just left them in their plastic containers and buried them in the ground in front of a basement window.  It looks like they will survive.

Now what's this hole? It looks like a skunk has already been digging in the front yard right under the living room window.  But look, there is a little spot of new green growth - a grape hyacinth.
This tiny little garden is the only one with no snow.  I can't wait until it is warm enough for me to go out and cut down the dead foliage.  I have not looked at the forecast for today, but right now it is 19 degrees, so I probably won't be out there today.

I hope it's more like spring where you are!


  1. happy 1st day of spring....wish I could send you some of our spring weather..

  2. Hi Zoey,

    You are a lot colder than we are right now. It is 45 degrees this morning going up into the low 50's. Next week snow showers and much colder temps. That snow mound looks like mine did for quite awhile.

    That is a great looking stone wall.


  3. I can't wait until warmer weather. Although you are more north than I am - we are along the southern part of Lake Erie and until the lake warms up we are cold. I can't plant my summer annuals til maybe the third week in May. I am so antsy by then! You can drive a half hour south of us in April or first part of May and it is at least 10 degrees warmer.

  4. We're having a pretty nice day so I went out and picked and raked sticks and cut a few things back. I still have snow in one area. I love all the creative junk ideas! I'm sure I'll see some unique items in your garden this year. Your cup cake runner is adorable! Happy Spring!

  5. I was thinking of you today. The coach from MTU, (MichiganTech) is interested in our daughter for Volleyball. We looked @ the map and WOW. It's got to be really cold there!! You'll have to bring back that motion camera to get a pic of the skunk!!

  6. Hi Zoey,
    I hope your snow melts soon. We had some nice enough days for me to do most of my clean up, but it's been cold again for a few days, and we had a dusting of snow last night. We could get more tonight. I am so ready for spring to get here to stay!

    I like that stone wall.


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