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Monday, March 12, 2012

Garden Notes

Why yes, those are budding crocus in my garden.

It's gotten warmer, and the bulbs are back in force. Thankfully, this is the only thing threatening to bloom at the moment, but even my iris are starting to green up a bit, which I have to admit is a bit freaky.

I actually had a pretty good gardening weekend. I did quite a bit of clean up in the garage. I filled an entire recycling bin with old plastic pots in various sizes I know I'll never use again. I also took advantage of my new compost sieve and sieved through all the potting soil in pots that didn't have anything overwintering in them. I've refilled my tomato pot, an azalea pot and nearly two full 5 gallon buckets. I'm still going to have to buy some new potting soil, but not nearly so much as I had feared.

I also brought the sorrel, thyme, lemon thyme and Siberian iris pots out of the garage and put them in a sheltered spot in the backyard. I figure they have the best chance of greening up early, but I'll have to keep an eye on the other pots that are still in the garage as well, considering how warm it's been.

All and all, it was a very satisfying weekend, considering it's still too early to plant anything.

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