Friday, March 18, 2011

Looking forward to Spring

Do you know what I love the most about gardening? It's universal, no matter where you go, there are gardeners, people who love plants and gardening as much as I do.
I have had the pleasure over the last couple of weeks to place orders to gardeners from other parts of the world. I'm always curious to see what they order, what is common to me is not so much to them. It's fascinating.

I'm planning a seed planting weekend, what better way to celebrate spring. I'm late on some seeds, I know, but hopefully if I get them outside in the cold frame NOW, it won't make too much of a difference. We're still experiencing winter here in Red Deer, Alberta and the road report this morning warned of ice fog on the QE2 north.
Speaking of cold frames, I took a peak this past week inside of mine, and yes there is signs of green. How exciting.

And as I sit here writing this, two Canada Geese flew by my office window! Now if that doesn't say SPRING is here, I just don't know.
I did get a bit of a glimpse of spring in the yard this past week. We have had plus temps and the snow is melting fast. Dianthus and Heuchera (which are evergreen under the snow) are the first to show. I can't wait to see what bulbs have survived another winter.

Come on spring!