Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Four More Weeks... So They Say!



A weatherman said that we only have four more weeks of winter! Hah! If only. I'm really sick of snow. This has been another of those winters where a system rolls in every couple of days. Luckily we haven't been really dumped on like last year (knock on wood). In anticipation of the end of these "four weeks" I just HAD to see some color, so I'm posting a few of last summer's photos, just to see something other than white!

Having been down with a nasty virus the last week or so I'm now far behind in my winter chores, but I DID get some seeds ordered from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, and they are on their way! Mostly lettuce, spinach, cucumber, herbs, and squash. It will be fun to try some new varieties. And I continue to gather ideas for my back yard birdbath garden makeover. One of these days I will draw out a plan. In the meantime I continue to enjoy all of the birds, especially the Ring Necked Doves, but NOT the damn starlings that make a mess out of everything. I hate these birds as much as I hate the grackles in the summer. Always something!

9 comments:

Sara said...

Hi, Bev. I live in Fort Collins. If only there were 4 more weeks of winter! What crazy weather person was spouting that prediction? I really hope they're right!

Anyway, here's some more colorful summer pictures to brighten your day. My garden isn't too impressive, as I live in a rental that I'm not allowed to "modify" much. http://ruotsala.blogspot.com/2007/06/my-garden.html

BTW, for your backyard, what about doing some kind of paver and buffalo grass design in the sunny part and a shade grass under the tree? I'm picturing like a checker board or something?? That way, you have have a clearly defined line where the types of grass switch, so it won't look wierd. I'll see if I can find some pics of what I'm talking about.

Carol said...

Those crazy, foolish weathermen! Last week they told us to prepare for 4 to 8 inches of snow. It ended up being less than an inch. Imagine, only 4 more weeks of winter. "As if".

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Marie said...

I am looking foreward to spring too. Beautiful photos from your beautiful garden!

Have a nice day :)

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

The middle photo with the wispy blues and greens is my favorite. Do others in your neighborhood have their hellstrips planted as nicely?

jocelyn said...

Bev, glad to hear that you're feeling better. This seems to be the week to say "enough!"---everyone I've talked to is now officially sick of winter...

I, too, am enjoying the birds. I keep raw peanuts and suet hanging right outside my office window, and the Downy woodpeckers and the Flickers put on quite a show. Ahhh...and there goes a red fox! Happy birding, Bev.


Jocelyn, The Art Garden

Pam/Digging said...

Spring will be here soon in Austin, and I hope it will return for you soon too, Bev.

Your garden is gorgeous. I just love that Russian sage in the background.

Connie said...

Lovely photos! Yes, the eye does begin to crave color this time of year, doesn't it?
I ordered from Baker Creek for the first time this year...mostly heirloom flowers, as they are a passion of mine.

Bev said...

My heartfelt thanks to all of you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave your comments. Yesterday was in the 50's... yea!!! Gives one hope of spring, only to be dashed as more snow is expected tomorrow. My seeds arrived and that was exciting! I put them out in the garage where it is cold, like Carol suggestion.

Stepherz said...

I LOVE your site! I just stumbled on it during a Google search for gardens in CO. I hope I can learn a thing or two from you. I'm clueless on gardening but want to spruce my yard this year-- and grow some veggies. I might like to Zeriscape in a patch in my front yard. If you had any suggestions on plants and flowers that might do well with sun, I'd love to hear. I understand English Lavendar and Echinacea might be nice choices and I LOVE both of those.