Monday, February 18, 2008

Gardening Weather Gift




What a great gardening weather gift...it's been in the 60's and even crept up to 72˚ this afternoon. This is dangerous in the Davis garden because I start to go into spring mode and want to plant and prune and dig...I'm sure you all know what that's like. But the reality is there's another storm coming in and temperatures will be back in the 40's by midweek. So I got to have a little gardening fix and that will have to hold me for a while.(And yes, I do know how lucky I am to have had this gift!) Since I have today off I was able to actually spend lots of time playing outside...digging and dividing Peruvian Daffodils, planting some borettana onion seeds, spreading Ukranian Hollyhock seeds. I bought the hollyhock seeds from a local gardener who has gardening open houses and classes at her beautiful garden on the edge of town. They're supposed to be more resistant to rust than many hollyhocks...I'm curious to see how they do. I also put my newly finished garden sign out in the garden ...although I hope to hang it up eventually. The climbing roses are all putting out new leaves, the salvias and nepata have little leaves emerging from the ground and the evergreen clematis buds are getting even closer to opening! And here is one of my favorite sights...a ladybug resting on the dutch iris leaf coming up through the oregano.

5 comments:

Carol said...

You are fortunate to have such great weather to work out in the garden, even for a few days. I don't think it got above 20 F here today. It might be above freezing on Saturday, "might".

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Connie said...

What a sweet little lady bug! Sounds like things are coming alive in your garden....we have bit of waiting to do here yet.
Please let me know how the Ukrainian Hollyhocks do for you. My husband is Ukrainian so it would be fitting for me to grow some,ha. Maybe you could save me some seed?
BTW, your garden sign look great!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I have always wanted to garden in California. Oklahoma spring seems so far away, and then sometimes so very short before the heat billows in. Thanks for coming by my blog. I really enjoyed your comment.~~Dee

UKBob said...

We had just the same thing happen over the past few weeks. Last week was like spring and I was thinking about doing spring work, then this week comes around and it's been the coldest week of the winter, now we're back to really mild weather again, you just don't know whether you're coming or going. Bob.

Leslie said...

Carol...I do know how lucky/spoiled I am...20 F! Yikes!
Connie...I'll make a note to save some if they're worth it...I wish I hadn't spread them all out.
Dee/reddirtramblings..thanks for coming by! I don't know much about Oklahoma except the standard wind/plain/wheat/sweet things...that's one reason I love blogs...I learn so much from other gardeners.
Hi, ukbob! It sure is crazy being dragged through different seasons...hard to know what to do!