Monday, March 28, 2011

Seed-Starting: Tomatoes and Basil

The plans for a "cherry tomato rainbow" have officially begun. I have several different colors of cherry tomato plants started, along with basil. Seeds should sprout in 7-10 days. I have a big cover to keep the pots moist and warm near a south-facing window.

Friday, March 25, 2011

All Puffed Up

The one on the left looks a lot bigger all puffed up. I recently refilled the bird feeders, and the mourning doves were the first to notice.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Duck, I Presume?

These two were at the front door this morning. Mrs. Duck was poking around in the landscaping - maybe scoping out a nesting spot? They also enjoyed snacks under the bird feeder.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mourning Dove

This mourning dove was sipping from the bird bath yesterday afternoon.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Never-Ending Tulips

O-K. I give up. These tulips can stay. I've pulled them out of this garden bed three years in a row. Yet, somehow, bulbs have gone deep to escape the digging. Amazing survivors.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Oriental Poppy Goes Green

Bright red blooms will be among the first in the garden.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Rose Bushes Waking Up

It's almost time to give them a severe trim, too.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pussy Willow Wakes Up

Spied a couple of catkins yesterday...right after the snow storm :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Christmas Cactus Reblooms

Well, this is the first time I remember this happening...the Christmas cactus is putting on an out-of-season show.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Anniversary Orchid

These beauties were a gift from my parents for our 10th annivesary this week.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Waiting...and that Would Hurt My Neck

A windy afternoon fluffing up the red-stripey front of this Cooper's Hawk. The backyard fenceline is a good lookout post while waiting for little birds to come to the feeders.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Inside View of Spring

Pretty in pink mini roses. This is an indoor potted plant gift. Outdoor roses won't be perking up for a few weeks.