Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A little good news

Spring will not be denied, in spite of unexpected snowstorms like the one we had Saturday. Actually, out here in the boonies, it was a snow/sleet/rainstorm. I wondered since some of the tulips were so close to blooming, if this would mess up my plans for seeing colorful flowers soon.

Obviously not. I'm really just learning about tulips.

I have been anxious to see if the bushes I put out last July would live through the winter.

There's the healthy lilac bush....

and the burning bush is leafing out nicely.

Now, I know pansies are very hardy, and I didn't expect to lose the little plants. I did, however, expect the hard freeze and ice to destroy the existing blooms.

Not so!

Judging by all these, I'd guess that the local peach orchard wasn't harmed by the cold, either.

In the garden, everything that was up and growing is still as good as ever. I notice the few peas I planted came up rather sparsely, so I may decide to either replant them or just forget about them and plant something else. We'll see.

It was a wonderful hot-tub morning. This winter has taught me to get out there on the chilly, or even very cold, mornings. Once it's above 60, all it does is overheat me! I expect to turn the temperature down quite a bit, come summer.

The sky is clear and blue, and it isn't so windy today.

It's a great day to be alive.


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

Tulips are hardy. Mine are starting to form now. It took them a couple of weeks to push up through the frozen ground but with a few warm days buds should appear. You are much further ahead of us as far as having things growing. It is a great day to be alive.
'On Ya'-ma

Pamela said...

Love that song! Yes..it IS a great day to be alive! I sure wish I had a hot tub. That's on my list for sometime in the next 2 years.
Have a good one.

Helen said...

Everything is looking good. Helen

Hyperblogal said...

I am pleased to report that everything in my yard survived too... so far so good.

Hollie said...

I'm glad that you are going to have beautiful plants & blooms. I love Spring's rebirth.