Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dreaming of Summer

Today was actually kinda nice out.  Milder than what it's been.  Still cold but better.  It was cloudy and flurrying from time to time but at least it was up around the freezing mark.

About another 4-6 weeks and I'll be out cleaning up the gardens.  That's where Barry comes in.  He actually likes to clean up, picking up twigs, cleaning up leaves, etc.  There's not a lot else to do until the ground thaws.  That's when I get to work ... big time.  I've got so much to do ... catmint to dig up ... vines to prune, lots and lots of stuff to do.  And I love it.  I miss it.I haven't done any gardening since late September and I'm starting to get itchy fingers.  I need to get outside and start sketching out what is where, if I can remember.

Here's a few pics of my gardens ...

The front yard ... this is all the grass I have on my little piece of property.

The shrubs are a little bigger now ....

And older picture in the backyard.  Now we have a deck on the left side of the pic.

The slope from the patio to the lower gardens and deck

North side of the house ... it's somewhat fuller now.

Time for bed ... time to dream about lush gardens and drinks on the deck.  For those of you who live in warmer climates (Diane) at least most of the time, you have no idea how much I envy you.  I'd love to garden year round although the winter does give me a break.

Until tomorrow :)


  1. Up and around freezing?!?!? I thought it was cold here??? Awww. Spring will come soon. I wish I could have a garden. I love the daffodils!! Your garden is very pretty!

  2. "Today was actually kinda nice out....it was up around the freezing mark."

    Sandy, I laughed out loud at that. I guess it's all about perspective!

    Your garden looks so lovely and cared for. I actually used to love to garden until the day I looked down and there was a copperhead at my feet while I was dead-heading my roses. I ended my gardening career that day. Yes, I am a complete coward and wimp. I admit it!

    Sorry I have been MIA. Solved the stepdaughter issue only to have lots of techno issues last week. Maybe she put a curse on my stuff! :)

    I hope that you are all better and back on track with life!

  3. Can't wait to get back out on the deck in the warm sun again! :)

  4. Your yard and gardens are so pretty! I'm a mess when it comes to anything related to gardening, so I'm very impressed. :) I hope spring comes soon...sigh.

  5. Wow these are beautiful. You do this all yourself? Want to come go mine too? ;)
    ps- I can't wait for summer! Shoot even Spring!