Friday, March 20, 2009

It's officially spring!

Thanks to Sugar for the tag.

I don't know when I've been so giddy about spring arriving. I get up in the morning and can hardly wait until the sun comes up so I can go stroll around the yard and garden, checking for buds and blooms and emerging seedlings. Sadie goes out with me and I toss her Frisbee until she's worn out. She's been staying at my side very well lately, coming when I call. I do keep a close watch for neighbor dogs, because I know she'd still run off if she saw another dog.

I just wish I could talk to the plants and buds and tell them to HURRY! At least tulips have emerged from their bed, so I watch them for blooms. The tiny lilac bush has rapidly swelling buds, and I see signs of life in the burning bush and the Chanticleer Pear tree.

What I'm watching very closely is the tiny trees I got from The Arbor Day Foundation. I've never had much luck with teeny-tiny seedling trees, and I'm quite anxious to see some signs of life from them, as well as the Chinquapin Oak I transplanted from the woods near the cabin.

I have one bit of bad news on the vegetation front: Several of my Norway Spruce trees seem to be dying. They did so well for nine months; I watered them during the dry spells and became quite attached to them. I was not expecting them to give me any problem.

Oh well, I'll take the bad with the good. I'm going back outside.

14 comments:

Pamela said...

Sounds like you've got a lot to keep you busy out there.

It's Just Katie! said...

Spring is always fun when you have wonderful things to look forward to. Sorry to hear about your lil trees that have moved on. Take care and enjoy your 1st day of Spring!
Katie

Lindie said...

I remember years ago getting about 50 tiny pecan trees from the state. I planted them all in a "nursery bed" and was planning to transplant them when they got a wee bit bigger but the tap roots were so long I just didn't. They died off but I ended up with about 8 huge pecans. I don't own that property anymore but drive by occasionally!

Hollie said...

Happy Spring Donna!

Penny said...

Happy Spring! I would love to be watching my own flowers come up. As it stands, nothing will grow in our little front yard. Blessings, Penny

Freth :-p said...

I had mine in a pot for 2 years (used it indoors for Christmas) then it started doing poorly ... so I tried putting it in the ground ... still doing bad. May lose it.

Hyperblogal said...

Here's some info on the Norway Spruce... http://www.turfking.ca/lib/spruce_disease.html
hope something there helps!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I would be the same if I could...go out side and stay while the sunshines. I have a big need to replenish the sun I missed all winter. Enjoy your first real Spring Day! 'On Ya'-ma

madcobug said...

Looking forward to seeing all those trees blooming. Outdoors is a good place to me in sunshiny weather. The pollen has a high count here now. Helen

Celeste said...

Need Spring!

Sugar said...

i, too am HAPPY to see warm weather & beautiful blooms arrivning. ;)
yw for the tag, have lots ready to go, just not posting till next week, unless someone requests one.
huggies...

Jefftexas said...

I was having trouble with some evergreen trees I planted, they started turning yellow and withering no matter what I did. Someone suggested a product from Miracle Gro called Miracid. I got some and followed the directions it gave and now they are thriving. It makes the soil the right acidity level for them. It worked great on my Magnolias too.

Hope you have a great weekend, Jeff

Muhd Imran said...

Wonderful feeling. The sign of more good things to come. HAPPY SPRING!

JOHNSWORLD08 said...

Donna
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JOHN