What's popping up in your gardens!!!

January 25, 2011

Conversion of Paul

It's St. Paul Day. "On this day, the four winds wrestle and the winner will blow most of the year". Belgian folklore.

Weather Lore provided by the 2011 Old Farmers Almanac Calender and me of course!

January 24, 2011

...alittle bit of spring

Walking thru the backyard a few weeks ago I passed our forsythia bush and those sweet little buds beckoned me to break off a branch...after two weeks this was the result!  Lovely little flowers!  Just what I needed to convince me winter will turn into spring and all will be well!  The bitter cold this week is making me a "house hermit" and the thought of even taking out the trash makes me shiver - but I will bundle-bundle-bundle and do it!
I love to visit my "herb lady" in February and purchase some herbs for the store - visiting her greenhouses I never want to leave - it is warm and humid and oh the scents !!  I know I am so very lucky to be able to do this - when I go I will take some pictures and share them with you...are you making plans for spring planting???

Ginny I LOVE your weather lore...please keep posting!!!!!  XO

January 22, 2011

Weather Lore

Today is January 22, or St.Vincent Day. Weather lore has it that if the sun shine on St.Vincent Day there shall be much wind. They do not elaborate if the wind is today, tomorrow or next week. Thought I pass this little bit of trivia along to my garden friends. I get these bits of trivia from the Old Farmers Almanac, I love this book, keeps me entertained!! LOL

January 12, 2011

Snow Report from Southwestern PA!

Well, I have been an herbal slug and not posted for awhile!  So here is my snow report for the snowstorm that just came through the last two days!  We had 7-1/2 inches in southwestern Pennsylvania.  We might have had a little bit on the ground already so maybe 5" total!  Just a blimp on the radar compared to the East Coast and the New England states.  Hope everyone stays warm and hopefully you'll be able to see my herb garden in my next post!  Talk to you soon.

January 8, 2011

Measuring the Snow

Hi Everyone, hope you are enjoying your weekend, even though it has been snowing off and on since yesterday.I believe most gardeners do have a interest in the weather, other then "oh, it's raining can't go out and pull the weeds". And though we may not like it, snow does play an important part in our gardening. It provides nitrogen. Every Winter our local weather station provides information on how to measure the snow in your yard/garden. Take measurements from three areas in your yard/garden, try not to measure drifts or where you have thrown the snow with the blower or shovel. Add the three and divide by three. You will get a fairly accurate snow measurement or should I say as accurate as your local weather weenie.LOL. I took our measurements tonite, we have a total of 3.33 inches. Let me know what your snow fall total was for this storm.

January 7, 2011

Keeping the birds happy

While, this is only somewhat related to gardening and in the sprit of keep this great little blog alive I thought I would remind us all to keep our feeders full and if you can supply fresh water to all of our feathered friends. Seed scoop: provided by The Old Farmers Almanac; Black-oil sunflower seeds are the best-loved of all the bird feed.
My feeders are sure busy this morning. Snow stopped, sun is trying to come out. We got a total of 2 inches, fine by me. Les and I hope to get out to a auction today. Have a wonderful weekend friends.