Wednesday, February 24, 2016

So Long February

February is merely as long as is needed to pass time
until March.
         -Dr. J.R. Stockton

Nope, not going to miss this month. Still mid-winter
but we're looking at Spring in 24 days. (March 19 )
I can feel good just thinking about that.

Ok, February not a good gardening month. But we had an
unusually warm day this past weekend (low 70 ish) so have 
to share my new garden boots. We gardeners are starting
to feel an itch, a tug, a pull towards the soil…I'm sure you
get it. So what you can do is firm up those garden plans,
order your seeds, and take a look at the garden tools. Some
tree pruning can be done right now before spring, consult
your tree specialist. Also take advantage of the many garden
seminars and classes being offered at your local nurseries 
and garden centers. If you're thinking of a lawnmower
tune-up, you better be making a call. They can get quite 
busy this time of year.

I saw these Amaryllis bulbs at a gift shop and just had to
have one. Sort of a last minute winter project. I've never
grown an Amaryllis before and thought, why not. I'll keep 
you posted. In about 5-8 weeks, flowers should emerge. 
Here's what they should look like.

Picture courtesy of Gardener's Supply Company

Thyme for a new thought filled  word. 

A great word isn't it. The picture kinda speaks for itself. I'm
going to let you ponder on this.

A new recipe awaits:
Check it out under EARTHLY DELIGHTS or click on
the link above.

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