I started seeing daffodils first show their pretty little flowers about three weeks ago and now they are blooming all over. Of course the pansies and flowering kale have been around all winter. Half of my pansies got bugs and I had to throw them out so now before I can plant them again I have to get rid of all the dirt and try to get the containers as clean as possible. That’s a problem because the planter is lined with that straw like coconut filling. Will work on that in the next couple days. It’s supposed to be 75 on Wed. so I will also trim the knock out rose and a couple fringe plants that have gotten pretty big in the front of the house.
There are a couple trees that are showing red buds and a yellow shrub, don’t know if it is forsythia or not. Like other parts of the country it is early for all this to happen. A big concern here is the peach crop because the buds need to stay small and unopened in case we get a freeze. The last freeze here is April 15. I would certainly miss those delicious peaches this summer. I couldn’t get enough of them last year. Last yer the brilliant azaleas were blooming by mid April so I wonder how early they will come this year.
Bob got the patio cushions out a few days ago and we sat on the screen porch. I saw a robin and much to my delight a pair of bluebirds. I so hope they make a nest in our blue bird house. I don’t really know if the robins ever migrate away from here in the winter. Of course the cardinals and many other small little birds are feasting at the bird feeders. We have so many beautiful bird songs all day long. The last few days, and in the middle of the night, I have been hearing the owls hoot. That is so special.
I got an email yesterday that Furman is having a gardening class but haven’t decided if I want to take it yet. I just don’t have the gardening itch like I did when I was 20 years younger. I’m happy with my herbs and flowers in pots.
Smoky and Sabrina love the warm weather and laying in the sun and rolling on the warm cement. They don’t go very far from the house and like hanging out with us if we are outside.
Our March activities are pretty minimal, especially when compared to February. I will tell you more about that later.
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