This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Friday, March 09, 2007

signs of spring

snowdrops garlic gnome garden
Finally, a few signs of spring in my garden. Pussy willows are out and snowdrops are opening. My gnome has emerged from the snowcover. The birds are plentiful and signing loudly. A lovely carolina wren was singing today, as well as the usual chickadees, cardinals, and sparrows. I am a bit concerned about my garlic. Its still under a couple inches of snow and the tips are looking ragged. I hope it survived.

sure signs of spring

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Blogger Ottawa Gardener said...

Gnome is back!

March 10, 2007 3:44 PM

Blogger carletongardener said...

Yes, he is. In fact I have been doing a little research on the species. It seems that gnomes are nocturnal. The gnome male is seven times stronger than the human male and possesses a brain capacity that is significantly larger. They can hold their urine for a full day and live well past 400 years of age. Heart attacks and baldness are unheard of in gnomes. Babies are born as twins and very rarely seen, as the females are exceedingly shy. Gnomes love to dance and will fashion the flimsiest excuses for celebration. Well, my little garden gnome has been very industrious all winter - hanging onto his barrow through thick and thin. I suppose he will be taking time off for celebration soon.

March 12, 2007 12:43 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No snowdrops yet in snowbound W/SW CT. I am jealous although heartened by just seeing them on your blog. They are such a spirit lifter in the garden, a real stirring that soon we will be getting our hands dirty again. Buds are on the forsythia, another welcome sign.

February 10, 2009 1:24 PM


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