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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Bloom And Snow

Saturday was warm and windy.  I watered various bulbs in the garden which are starting to sprout with saved bath water.  We continue to be in a drought.  I'm going for any water I can.  Although, we were recently upgraded from 'exceptional' to 'extreme' according to the US Drought Monitor Classifications.  Which means we went from the 'worst' to 'next to worst.'

In other Saturday news, I discovered the Martha Washington Geranium I started from a cutting last fall is blooming!  It normally lives on a windowsill.  I brought it into the kitchen for a photo.


Sunday morning, we woke up to a white world.  I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of snow we received.  We also had a lot of wind.  Good thing it was a wet snow.  Made it stick instead of blowing away.


We're in for a cold night and then we should warm up again next week.  Anxious to get out and start cleaning beds for spring, but glad for any moisture.

14 comments:

  1. I'm so glad most of our left over snow is melted and the temperature is decent today. I hope we don't get what you just did.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. That geranium is pretty! Such a nice spot of color. I hope you'll be able to get into your garden soon! I just makes you feel so good to be out there!!!

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  3. I wondered if you would get some more snow!! We had some rain. .not sure how much; but the puddles were pretty impressive. .and I am sure that we got more than the expected .2 inches. I see some grass that has amazingly survived two summers of heat and drought. .I'm about ready for spring!

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    1. In south Ar., we have had 3 dry summer. This winter has been cold and wet. It was so dry I lost most of my small perennials I am trying to stop planting annuals as we are in our 70s I am close to 80. I do have something blooming 12 months a year.

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  4. Glad you received more moisture/snow. The geranium is so pretty. We had a high of 70 today but it has been windy.

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  5. I keep my geraniums over the winter. Sometimes in the summer I slip them but they don't always work. Your bloom is a wonderful color.

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  6. Look at that sweet little geranium! One of these days, I want to try that. I have managed to keep some coleus alive in water on my kitchen counter. I need to be potting them up. They are becoming flimsy. I hope they make it.

    Thanks for your words of encouragement. Yes, the next couple of weeks should bring changes, and warmer temps.

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  7. Our 8 inches from last week is already melted - hopefully yours is too and helping the drought!

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  8. Sorry to hear you are still in drought. What a lovely flower.

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  9. We've had quite a lot of snow this winter and I am delighted. It is all precipitation. I worry a lot more about drought than I used to. All our water comes from a well.

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  10. I am kind of surprise with the term 'exceptional' to 'extreme'. Hope it won't be this year at your place. Geranium is so hard to grow in our new garden. They don't like humidity and too much water during rainy season. My mother tried for four years and all the seedlings RIP.

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  11. I'm glad this winter was a wetter and colder one. A lot of places are much happier.....so I'm hoping we have some nice rains over the summer to reduce that drought to non-existent. Last winter was terrible!

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  12. I love the Martha Washington. There are so many pretty color combinations for them, but this one is so dramatic with the deep rich red and white around the edges. So glad you got some snow to help with the moisture.

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  13. I love the purple crocus. They do not do well hear. So I plant hyacinths. They are doing really well. I will plant about 50 more this fall.

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