Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Flora Funny

I saw this on a landscaper message board...I'll admit it, I giggled. :)

Gardening's Better Than Sex

Here are the top reasons why gardening is better than sex:

#26- You can garden outside in front of all of the neighbors without being arrested.
#25 - Gardeners are not embarrassed explaining the birds and the bees to their kids.
#24 - If your regular gardening partner isn't available, he/she won't object if you garden with someone else.
#23 - It's absolutely acceptable to garden before you're married.
#22 - The Ten Commandments don't say anything against gardening.
#21 - You don't have to shower and shave before gardening.
#20 - You'll always be able to garden, no matter how old you are.
#19 - You'll never hear anyone say: "Is gardening all you ever think about?"
#18 - You don't have to hide your Gardening magazines.
#17 - Telling gardening jokes, and invite co-workers to garden with you is not considered workplace harassment.
#16 - Email with gardening content is not considered offensive material.
#15 - When you become famous, you don't have to worry about pictures and videotapes of you gardening being shown on the Internet.
#14 - Your gardening partner doesn't get upset about people you gardened with a long time ago.
#13 - It's perfectly respectable to enjoy gardening with a total stranger.
#12 - When you see a really good gardener, you don't have to feel guilty about imagining the two of you gardening together.
#11 - Every time you garden, you hope to produce fruit.
#10 - Nobody will ever tell you that you will go blind if you garden by yourself.
#9 - When dealing with a gardening pro, you never have to wonder if they're really an undercover cop.
#8 - You don't have to go to a sleazy shop in a seedy neighborhood to buy gardening stuff.
#7 - You can have a gardening related calendar on your wall at the office.
#6 - There are no gardening-transmitted diseases.
#5 - No one objects if you watch the gardening channel on television.
#4 - Nobody expects you to garden with the same person your whole life.
#3 - Nobody expects you to give up gardening if your partner loses interest.
#2 - You don't have to be a newlywed to plan a vacation primarily to enjoy your favorite activity.
#1 - Your partner will never say, "Again? We just gardened last week!"

And no....I am not an undercover cop. LOL

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Well, it's about freakin' time

My Scilla peeking it's head above ground to see if it's safe to make an appearance.

The survivors of the 2008 Crocus/squirrel massacre.

Finally! After this cold, snowy winter, dare I whisper it - spring may be here. Granted, today is cold, gray with showers threatening later in the day but you know what they say about April Showers. I haven't had much to say on here this winter. That's mostly because there hasn't been a whole lot going on outside and worth writing about. I do have some lovely orchid blossoms right now and I should take some photos of them for you all. But, I took a long winter's nap from the landscape.

I started puttering around outside two weekends ago and started my spring clean up. I think everything came back this year but the jury is still out on some of my marginal Carex who made it
through last year. Last year was a treat, I had annual salvia that made it (I'm not hopeful about that this year.) I have a plan to move all of the herbs out of the raised beds and into containers on Deckzilla. The method behind that madness is to a) make them more accessible (I hate fumbling around out there in the dark) and b) to make some more space in the beds for veggies. I have been waiting for some more consistant weather to come before I seed lettuce and peas out there. I think this weekend, I will go for it. I can no longer deny it, I have been seriously considering buying one of those upside down growing systems for the tomatoes. Gardener Supply Catalog has them and I think I'm going to get one and see how they do. No guts, not glory, right??

All of the inhabitants of Lake Larson seem to have made it through another winter! There have been reports of a heron flying around earlier this winter. I told Eric he should place the nets out soon and I plan to buy some water lettuce as soon as the threat of frost lessens. I haven't done much serious work with the pond because the water is frigid. This is the year I buy waders to work out in it...

Spot and Chunk (Yes, we named the gold one after the Goonie :)~ )

Ugh, I have some work to do....