Saturday, February 20, 2010

I was doing OK till........

I got the first gardening magazine of the year in yesterdays mail!

I have been busy working on odd jobs in the basement, watching the Olympics, working on my genealogy and generally keeping myself busy. Then it happened!

When I picked up Friday's mail - there it was; large as life and twice as brilliant, covered with lilies, and roses and rich black dirt. With flower bed plans and pictures of new perennials, cute garden ornaments and little green nooks of grass and trees. There were hostas and begonias, gladiolas and dahlias, soapwort and salvia, asters and yarrow and a razzamatazz cornflower!
To prolong the agony they threw in 2, yes 2 new catalogues and a guide to the greenhouses (none of which are open yet).

I put on my coat and went outside, I stood in the snow and tried to imagine what my newest flower bed would look like (and where I would get the energy to build said flower bed). I opened the garden shed and surveyed the plant pots all nestled together waiting for spring and I stared sadly at the grey sky and the pitiful snowflakes that fluttered down.

It's at least 2 more months until I can do anything about gardening - the 22 of April is the earliest I plant anything and that will be my sweetpeas. The earliest I have ever cut my grass was the 27th of April and the earliest I have planted anything in the veggie garden was the 10 of May.

There is one bright spot on the horizon - a local auction house is having their first consignment auction of the year, next weekend, they are listing the estate of a gentleman who passed away last fall. It says lots of antiques, household furnishings, shop tools and supplies (in case hubby wants to come) and best of all, a whole list of Gardening Equipment!!!

Hopefully my sanity will hold together till then.


  1. Blogging has opened my eyes to the differences in our planting seasons.
    I never really thought about that before.
    I will plant my caladium bulbs March 15!

    I live in zone 9- deep South Texas.

    Have fun and luck at the auction,

  2. There's nothing alike a New good garden magazine, a cup of coffee and a good chair for the afternoon! It really relaxes and motivates you at the same time doesnt it? I've only found one so far.

    You'll have to show what you find at the auction

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Are you able to start gardening any yet?

    What other projects have you been working on lately?

    Have a lovely Sunday ~ FlowerLady