Monday, March 19, 2012


Ah... Spring. I’m sitting here on my doorstep, coffee cup in hand, gazing at a beautiful bunch of crocus. There are seven fully open brilliant yellow blooms. What is it about yellow flowers in the spring? By August I am sick of the colour yellow, but in the Spring yellow makes me happy. I also see a cluster of Snowdrops. I keep forgetting I have them but as the snow melts, much to my surprise, there they are hiding under the leaves and litter of winter. Spring will be here tomorrow and I just may do a little "dance of joy" around my garden, but in the dark so the neighbors don’t see me.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


We had a very successful Seedy Saturday here in Fredericton yesterday. Lots of seeds... I'm going to try several peonies from seed, a collection of alpines for hypertufa planters and heritage tomatoes and radish. I also got some seeds for tall Jack in the pulpit. I'll be starting to seed plants tomorrow. I have series of fluorescent lights on chains that I can raise and lower and a heat cable in sand growing table.

It must be spring!

Birds are nest building! I just came home from a weekend in Kentville, and the temperatures for next week are forecast to be between 14 and 20 all week!  It's too early!
My mother has a grand group of spring witch hazels in bloom, the snowdrops are out and the crocus are ready to pop. I can say the same for my garden in Truro. My Arnold's Promise hazel has been just glorious for a month now - if you don't own one of these, you really should. Warning - deer love them.