Wednesday, April 11, 2007

RIP Potatoes

I am humbled to admit, I killed the potatoes.

You really don't want to see the carnage. Trust me.

Perhaps it was too quick a move outside to the greenhouse.

Or the fact that I don't really know how to use a greenhouse.

Or that bad spell of weather.

Or the part about ignoring them for a week without watching their watering needs because it was just too darned cold outside.

But they've passed. Gone on to the great potato farm in the sky.

Next time - their successors will go straight into the ground. Whenever the gorram weather ghods allow it, that is.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Oh, ummm.... right. You come here for the garden pics. I'm supposed to be a garden blogger.

Well, ya see.... spring has been giving us some trouble up here. We had a few good days and they went away again. A cold snap that has lasted us for more then a week now. I tried to distract myself with the Serenity test, but it's still cold and there's still snow on the ground.

This is what happened during our brief flirtation with warmer weather. I moved the potatoes outside into the greenhouse. Honestly, I haven't had the heart to check on them since.

They had flowered just before their move.... I know, I'm cruel in my heartless abandonment.

There were crocii blooming in my garden!

And I took this picture of the last tiny little patch of snow that was left on the property..... at the time, right up until the weather betrayed us again.

There were snowdrops in the front garden.

And the new grass was filling in nicely in the front yard that suffered last year's septic tank and water pipe replacements.

Everything was coming along nicely, and I even bought some new bulbs to put in the garden. Fortunately for everyone's sanity, they're still in the mudroom in their packages, waiting.

I've taken this long to post about it because I've been mildly pissy about the weather. However,.... I just checked the 14 day forecast and things are looking up. Weather should return to Canadian norms in another week. I can hang on, maintain the hope that spring will return.

We've seen robins. Things have to be turning around.


Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Oh baby!

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