Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

I started many seeds today in trays of potting mix; I just couldn't wait any longer.  I woke up to a fresh 5" of snow this morning, what a surprise that was!!!! Now that the Olympics have started, I forget to check the weather forecast in the evening.  Had a wonderful Valentines lunch at a little Italian place in town and will enjoy a nice leisure fondue dinner as we watch the Olympics.  Go USA!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Fire it up

This is my backyard fire pit.  What a great fire we had tonight. It was a celebration.  Our taxes are e-filed and there is a refund coming.   YEAH!!  Who couldn't love that???  We received nearly  5" of much needed snow today. I went through my seeds, and have pulled what I am going to plant as soon as I can dig in to the ground.  I actually map out everything.  I can go back 8 years and show you what I planted-the date I planted it, and where I planted it.  I'm not an artist, but my drawings will lead you to the exact spot .

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My pond

This is one of two  fish ponds in my back yard.  Don't worry....the pump is running 24/7 and the water is continually being pumped up then flows from the waterfall back  down into the pond.  All the fish are alive and well, we've just had a serious cold spell, that froze the top layer of water.  Actually, I think that might help with evaporation.  I have four generations of fish in this pond so I am very careful and concerned when it comes to their well being.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Any sign is a good sign

I still see no sign of  my bulbs emerging  out of the ground.  However,  the Columbines are wasting no time and the aspen tips are swelling.  I'll settle for that this early in February.

Monday, February 1, 2010

A New Addition

I am very excited about the new addition that I have been promised for my garden this year.  Last summer I researched Bamboo's  that would do well in the Denver area.  I decided on David Bisset, Yellow Groove and Naked Sheath.  But time got away from me, as I was working on getting the yard in order after our devastating hail storm in July and then the early snow fall in October.  The growing season was over, and it was too late to order and plant my Bamboo's.  Today I made a new friend, through an old friend, who is growing Yellow Groove and offered to dig up a piece from their yard in the spring  so that I might plant it in mine.