March 25, 2009

Snow and Growth

Yes, my friends, it's officially spring, but you wouldn't know it if you woke up in my town this morning. Colorado doesn't always follow Mother Nature's rules. See what I mean:

The picture above is our front flower bed planted with tulips that had just begun to come out of hibernation. It was 35 degrees outside this morning, but I ventured out in my shorts, t-shirt and slippers with camera in hand so I could share this with you. Our first tulip head emerging....see it?
Back inside, where it's warm and toasty, my little seedlings are doing me proud...

And, Neal's yard beans, planted in old soil, are rising like the Phoenix...

My heirloom tomatoes are finally starting to show growth, all four varieties of them...
And, just for fun...does anyone recognize my handy little watering tool? If you guessed a syrup pitcher, then you would be right. We don't use much syrup around here, but I couldn't resist keeping this family heirloom from my parents. I just had a feeling that it would come in handy, somehow, one day. Looks like I was right!

3 comments:

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Wow - I don't stop by for a few days and you quickly start seeds, get poop, and have a jungle of a garden growing under lights! It's all beautiful! Except the snow - I can do without the snow ;-)

I've got some chicken poop tea brewing right now. Chicken poop tends to be very strong, so I brew the tea a few days and then dump the whole thing on my compost pile. Gets that thing generating some heat pretty quickly. Poop is a wonderful thing, isn't it? And it take a special person to understand that sentiment ;-)

Lilla said...

Hi Penny - yes, we've been quite busy around here, snow and all! We used a commercial chicken poop fertilizer on our yard last year, with some impressive results. Poop IS a wonderful thing and I'm not ashamed to admit it!

frugalmom said...

Love your syrup waterer! I bet that works great for your little seedlings. I may have to pull mine out and try it!