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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Spring Snow

I kept at the garden clean up all week.  I get off work at 2 pm.  Each afternoon, I'd find an hour or two to clean the beds in the back garden.

I even put my wire cages in the raised vegetable beds to make plans for where everything would get planted.
Not that anything got planted yet.

This weekend, it's back to winter.  A nice layer of sleet and snow for the garden.


The paths are nice and defined with a smooth layer of snow on them.


Our temperatures are just under freezing and since the ground is already warming, these stepping stones stayed clear looking pretty with the snow around them.


This frog hose guide is a little 'frosted.'


Inside projects are getting our attention this weekend.



25 comments:

  1. Total bummer on more snow. Gosh it seems like Kansas stays cold a long time!

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    1. Well, a week ago, we broke record highs in the 80s. In March, you can get anything.

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  2. That's so true about March. Any thing goes. We have no hope of any gardening until some time in April here. The cold spell continues on through most of next week. I expect it will be one of those years where the temperatures will turn from 30s to 80s over night. It makes for a time crunch for garden prep and planting. I'm not sure about how much snow Storm Virgil will dump on us but it will certainly slow the ground warming process.

    Have a great gardening planning day.

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  3. Well---looks like Spring is not ready to visit you either. It's still winter here for sure...

    BUT--if you have to have snow, that is the perfect amount.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. Well, I guess it is good to have moisture! We've had a mix of warm and cold temps too.

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  5. I've had so many people tell me that extra snow is an added bonus--free fertilizer. Well, maybe. And you can always use the extra moisture after last year's drought. But oh, its so much nicer to be outside after a long winter.......

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  6. They are saying around 8 inches of snow here tonight. I find it very weird to get that amount of snow this late in March. I figure surely it's almost Spring weather for most of us.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  7. Glad to see you only had a light snow. Hope spring will come to you shortly.

    Happy Easter week ~ FlowerLady

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  8. Hi GoSS.....I'm glad you were able to get outside and do some clean-up. It appears that Mother Nature just isn't ready to let winter leave and spring come in all it's glory. We had a couple of nice days, and now we are expecting snow flurries for the next couple of days. I really like how the stepping stones look with the snow around them.

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  9. We ended up with about 5" of snow (and a little gentle misty rain) from this latest storm - and, even if it keeps me inside for a day or two, I'm grateful for the moisture. You've done a great job getting the garden ready for spring! I'm much more haphazard about it this spring - doing a little cleanup here, a little seed starting there, a little more cleanup in this spot, and planting out some store-bought plants in that spot. Middle-aged ADD, I guess!

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  10. It doesn't feel or look like spring, does it? At least you have your spring clean-up done, so you'll be ready whenever spring finally does decide to arrive! I love how the snow made the pattern around your stepping stones!

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  11. It certainly wants to hang around this year for certain. It is snowing like crazy here now too.

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  12. All this week is supposed to be in the mid 50's here, which is 20 degrees below the norm for this time of year. Not complaining though as the soil is workable and we have all the cold crops in. Bought a beautiful planter of all kinds of lettuces as well this weekend. Have always wanted to have one right outside my door so it would be easy to get to and so handy. We'll see how it works out.

    LindaLee from
    CrossN' My Stitches

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  13. We're having the weirdest March in years. It's snowing tonight and we're on Spring Break! Oy! Oh well, at least it's water for the garden and hopefully the black spot spores that tortured my garden last year have all died in our colder than usual winter.

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  14. You are pretty brave to work in the garden for one or two hours at these temperatures! The garden looks pretty with the fresh dusting of snow, but I am sure you and your plants can't wait that it disappears. Hope real spring weather is coming your way soon!
    Christina

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  15. You're further along with your garden than I am. Winter is back, so I haven't much work done outside other than splitting and carrying firewood. I really can't wait for warm weather to get here!

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    1. That firewood process will keep you going. I'll pass on that for digging in the dirt!

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  16. The snow is definitely keeping my thoughts on indoor chores! It is just about gone now, but the temperatures are keeping me inside! More sun! More warmth! SOft rain! No snow!

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  17. We are getting another blast of winter here in Mobile. Tonight down to maybe 27. I resisted putting down veggies this past weekend when temps were hovering around 80. Hopefully this will be it for freezing temps and we will be on our way to some beauties in the gardens.

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  18. I never imagine that my next visit here will still be covered with snow. I was eagerly waiting for spring bloom on Sherlock Street. Hope you have spring weather on your way soon.

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    1. Hopefully, warmer by this weekend. Just in time for Easter.

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  19. It snow in my area yesterday, but it has pretty much melted. The weather is suppose to be nice this week-end, I'm hoping to get a little work done in the garden. I love your oval beds. What kind of stone did you use?

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  20. I just commented that Spring is slow to arrive in my garden. I see you are having the same weather. Finally this week we are getting into the forties and the snow mounds will disappear. Trees are budding and that is at least a sign of Spring. I still am fond of the garden under a light snow like you have shown. The paths and ornament really take on a different kind of beauty.

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  21. Finally seeing some warm weather today!

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