First stack the remainder of the firewood in one spot. Then organized pots so it doesn't look so cluttered. Arranging things neatly makes a difference even if it's still there. Sweep the needles off the floor from the Christmas wreath, remove the pine cones and goodbye wreath. Now to something special for me. Arrange some of the spring plants purchased yesterday for my desk at work and the others for the porch.
If I have time, give the Boston ferns a hair cut. They look like they've actually made it almost to spring. When I start watering them to take them out of dormancy say a prayer that they start to grow again. I'll time this with my fern in the yard as usually her fronds start poking through the soil in March. There won't be time to start on new cushions for the chair on the porch but I'll get to it this spring finally. The floor needs to be mopped but not today.
|Temperature on the porch.|
|I have to be more organized, just kidding.|
|Let's see what this manure does. Actually the soil acidifier was cheaper in the nursery than in Home Depot. I've never seen the full line of their products there but they were at the nursery. Got some Sluggo for the snails and slugs.|
|This and another bag is the least amount of salt I've ever used during the winter. This year maybe only 1/2 bag. I hope this is an indication of future winters.|
|I have to get better organized. |
A couple more fires and all the wood will be burned.
|The smell of spring. It has to be the primroses. Some for work, some for the porch but first straighten out the porch.|
|A little better. The green pot is a begonia from last season. I took it out the pot today and it still felt viable.|
|That pumpkin has not rotted.|
|This is why I love baskets. They can be used for so many things and I love flowers and plants in them. The only thing I didn't get was moss although I picked it up and put it down at the nursery.|
|Plastic to line the basket.|
|Didn't you say to smell the flowers. I'll take off the paper after I decide how I want them in the basket. They'll stay in their container so I can plant them in the ground later.|
|Couldn't keep her off the flowers. Then she proceeded to eat them. I'll have to look up gerbera daisies and primrose to make sure they're not poisonous. I guess she thought it was lettuce. Time for starting some cat grass seeds for her.|
|Not a lot of roots.|
|Stargazer lilies ready to be planted.|