This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Exciting stuff....................

Tomorrow I have to go to see a nurse about diabetes. I guess I am expected to learn a few things and that's OK.
After that though I am going to Lowe's. I want to look at fencing to finish the front side since we trimmed the pine Trees. I also want to pick up seeds.
It is also excitig that the Garden Centers are open. Woo Hoo
I love Pine Hill Nursery. Its close by relatively and I enjoy their gardens. I have many favourite places that we visit during the summer.

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This is what they say...................

This time of year is exciting for everyone. We are all itching to get our hands dirty and our gardens looking beautiful. But with our Northern Michigan spring weather we have to be careful about what we are planting. So if you want to get started here is a list of things that are perfect for planting right now...
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It's time to sow these vegetable seeds or plant these roots outdoors:
Kale, Mustard Greens and Swiss Chard
Horseradish, Rhubarb and Asparagus
Potatoes, Beats, Carrots
Snow Peas and Snap Peas
Spinach and Parsley
Onions, Chives, Leeks and Shallots
Turnips and Radish
It's time to sow these flower seeds outdoors:
Columbine, Flax, Gaillardia, Lavender
Pansy, Poppy, Snapdragon, Sweet Peas
It's Time to Plant your Perennial Bulbs...
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Time to get excited now, so after my appointment I will go sus out the seeds. I am intending to plant many of them in pots so I can do some in the house. I will keep them inside till it warms up a bit and then put them out on sunny days. The last time I did this the cats peed in the pots so.............this time they will be put up somewhere safer. If my garden does well this year I may get a grow light for next Spring. Who knows.
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Meanwhile...............I took a few pictures today of a few things brave enough to break through..........A few brave daffodils.
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A few crazy blues.
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Maybe next spring I will have a better showing once I get the Dairy Doo thrown around. It has just been too wet and cold. Forsythia will be cut back when the flowers are done, it's always a bright spot in the Springtime
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The Trillium is poking tentative feelers out but snow is in the forcast the next few days. The weatherman says it wont stay's just not making it very cheerful out there
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Bessie has been very naughty. She disappeared for 2 days. To make a long story short she got stuck in someones garage. I would keep her inside but she just won't stay in so she will just have to take her chances. Boots is a good girl she sticks around and is not so nosy.
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Had some Robins looking for water. They looked like a pair and I assume nesting because they found this water and were tryinng to get the dried leaves from the Iris.
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So tomorrow, maybe I will take a trip to Lowes and see what they have going on..............I can at least start some stuff in the house until the plants are available.


Merlesworld said...

Ah the beginning of spring the best time of the year.

Magic Love Crow said...

I hope you're having fun Janice! You sound so excited! LOL! I hope everything went well with the nurse! Big Hugs!