Friday, March 19, 2010

Fertilizer Friday - Happy Spring

Good Morning Blogspot World! Hope everyone is doing spiffy today. It's that time again when we all get together for Fertilizer Friday. Click on the title and head on over to Tootsie Time and check out what Tootsie is up to and all of the other bloggers participating in Fertilizer Friday.

Again I didn't load in proper order. Check out my new veggie garden spot. The fellow I hired to tille the garden just showed up on Tue and said just pay me when you can. Such a nice old man and very polite. So you can imagine how much work I have to do to remove as much grass as I can. The soil here is very dark and rich.

The yellows have it in my yard so far this year. Ya'll I have shared most of these with you already but I tried really hard to take a different angle hoping to spice it up. LOL

The snapdragon purchase in Jan for $1.50 was a great purchase as you can tell.

This little pansy is so bright you can't get a good picture. It's like looking at the sun.

Yellow Viola's.

I spent much of my time last weekend putting down 15 packs of seeds.

Check out the new lettuce I planted last weekend. They come up 4 days after planting and now they are about an inch high and...

The Cosmos I paid .20 for sprung up 3 days after planting and now is at least 2" high.

I cannot believe how well the Russell Strain Lupines from Hometown Seeds is doing. They look so happy. There at least 16 little plants.

I have 2 plants of the 8 ordered from Springhill Nursery still alive. This is the purple hydrangea. It seems to be coming along nicely. It should give me some blooms this year. Didn't get any last year.

The pear tree has blossomed out nicely. Hoping I have some edible pears this year. Buddy sure liked them last year. Did I tell you the story about the pear tree last year? Every time I took Buddy out in the back to do his business he would grab him a pear and take inside and eat it. Later in the year when not as many pears would be laying on the ground due to all of the other animals I would shake the tree a little and he'd get his little treat. For 2 days in a row when I shook the tree - Buddy found a little baby bird. After 2 days I figured out what had happened and oh I felt so bad. I killed all of the little babies. God forgive me.

The peach tree is beginning to lose the petals and is taking on the prettiest shade of green. I just love this time of year.

Wondering how long it takes broccoli to make - anyone know? They are doing beautiful and so is the lettuce.

I may have a salad this week.

The blueberry bush is budding out nicely. I hate that I'm not suppose to eat these. The seeds aren't good for me.

We are expecting a very nice weekend with hi's around 70 and lows around 50. Aaaahh finally.

Happy Spring everyone.


Anonymous said...

Lovely pictures. I'm glad to see spring blooms are happening. So good to hear that your soil is dark and rich. Mine is clay. I have to add a lot of top soil and peat moss. Looking forward to seeing more.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Becca. Your soil looks so good and rich. Mine is lousy. You are good at this seed sprouting thing. LOL!Just look at all those new plants. Your Lupines look so good.Yellow violas and pansies look so cheery. Your daffs are getting big too. So much starting to grow now.

Noelle said...

I cannot wait to see the bounty of your vegetable garden. We are getting ready to plant our first one this weekend with the kids. I love your bright yellow blooms - they seem to announce that spring it here :-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Salad rocks!!!
Love all the yellows springy.
Yes, it looks like you have some work ahead of you, but YOU are a worker bee. :)
Happy weekend.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Things are just continuing to grow and grow there! It all looks so good. Don't feel guilty about the birds, you didn't know. I did something similar by watering a hanging basket that I didn't realize still had babies in it, they all hopped out and the parents were very mad at me.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

You are so much father ahead than we are in zone 5. I have some daffodils blooming but that is it and snow this weekend! Yuck!


Angel said...

First let me "Thank You" for stopping by, and for signing on as a Follower.I must say ..Look at You!! you are one very busy lady! The season has just started and you have gotten so much done already!! lol Everything is looking Wonderful! Enjoy your weekend! Again Thanks!!

Darla said...

I have never seen Snaps like that...all of the yellow just screams Spring Becca! I had to laugh about you shaking the pear tree, not at the baby birds, because that's how we have to get our for pear pie...I'll be a little more careful this year! You are going to have a nice veggie area, love the rich soil....Happy Spring!

Angel said...

Oh by-the way,Love your "Little Helper" he's just sooo Cute!!

RainGardener said...

Everything is looking so good there Becca. Your hard work is paying off. Sorry about the birdies but it can happen to anyone. Your bright yellow flowers are beautiful!!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Broccoli takes a long time ..about 60 days. I love yellow, so I really enjoyed your flowers..have a great weekend:)

Daisy said...

Happy Spring to you, Becca! I love your yellow flowers. Yellow is my favorite color because it is so cheerful.

Dirt Princess said...

That garden is looking good!!!! You will have some great veggies! I am working on my raised veggie garden this weekend! I can't wait!

Tootsie said...

awesome post!!! loving the photos!!! you are certainly getting ready for spring!

imac said...

I see that spring has sprung with you.
Lovely shots.

Fairy Footprints said...

Thank you for visiting and your words of encouragement. I am standing strong with the Lord at this time.

I pray you have a wonderful week.


Marydon Ford said...

Becca, your seedlings look wonderful!
You are going to have a marvelous garden.

All the tomato seeds Campbell's Soup sent me never came up, in either batch! I was sooo disappointed.

Happy spring!
Have a beautiful week.
TTFN~ Hugs, Marydon

Angel said...

Hi Becca, Thanks for stopping by and exploring my other blogs.Have a great week!

BGgarden said...

I am so ready to get out in the dirt. Your blog makes me anxious to get in the real dirt. I have to plant in my greenhouse right now in Ohio because it is too early.
Glenda is my Greenhouse sista! Happy to see you participate in Fertlize Friday.

Best Wishes and Happy Spring!
Bren at the BGgarden