welcome springtime

oscarthecat(z7MD)March 25, 2013

Arose to find an inch of snow and still snowing. Do not think my groundhog will be out today. Steve in Baltimore County.

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mawheel

Good morning, Steve. I live about 70 miles west of you in Berkekey County, WV. We got about three inches overnight, and it's snowing here, again, too. I doubt we'll see the ground hog, today, either!

I'm supposed to go to church in 30 minutes to help count yesterday's offering. I'll give it a try, but if the roads are bad, I'm coming back home!

Stay warm andinside, if possible. Happy Spring!

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 7:58AM
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lilosophie

It has been cold at night and sunny and warm in the day-time and I have spent the afternoons out gardening. I am determined to pull all the grassy weeds in the beds before the late spring rains make them 6 ft. tall and they go to seed,as it was the last two springs because of so many rainy days. Today I shall take the weed-whacker to them to cut them down in areas where nothing is sprouting yet - then there shall be a week of rain and I'll have to stay indoors and fid things to do - I'm sure I shall not get bored.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 9:30AM
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anneliese_32(6)

Since midnight rain, snow, freezing rain, snow again and now strong very cold winds. It's 34 degr, but factor in the windchill and it's 19 degr. Went this morning to my chiropractor and was the only human on the road on the 2 mile stroll.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 2:59PM
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west_gardener

It has been warm here the last few weeks and one of my lettuce plants is starting to bolt. The others are not far behind. So much for cool weather plantings.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 6:59PM
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anneliese_32(6)

We are not the only ones with springtime problems. The city of Leipzig, Germany, ordered 11 700 pansies from a local nursery for their parks and city street plantings.
They were to be planted in the first week of March. Snow and frost since has prevented the planting and the nursery needs to get rid of the plants because they have to get ready and need the space for their summer plants. Now the city is desperately looking for a frostfree hall to store the plants until they can get in the ground.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 7:25PM
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west_gardener

anneliese, no matter how hard we try to control nature, stuff happens.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 7:36PM
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ANWA_1234

If it arrived to your country, can You please ask it to come faster to Poland? We are tired of the snows blocking our plants from growing :(((

Here is a link that might be useful: ANWA - firma ogrodnicza

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 7:03PM
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west_gardener

Hello ANWA_, welcome to the Garden Party. If I knew how, I'd send some of our California warm temps to Poland. I'm from Norway, and I can identify about a cold spring.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 7:28PM
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mawheel

Hi there, ANWA. Welcome to the Garden Party. I can't give you any gardening advice, but think your web site is nice. My only problem is that I don't know a WORD of Polish! LOL

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 8:24AM
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oscarthecat(z7MD)

the snow is gone, the groundhog is out, hope it's for real this time. Hi ANWA!!!!!!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 4:47PM
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oscarthecat(z7MD)

hi mwheel, go to google, click on 2011 west virginia u marching band armed forces salute. wonder how many hours of practice that took.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 3:20PM
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mawheel

Steve, thanks for the link. How impressive the band is! Those formations are incredibile; That kind of perfection takes a lot of dedication and school spirit. I also saw some band perfectiions from Marshall University, Do you think there's anything that can't be found on the 'net, if one really wants to search? It's almost scary, IMO.

Again, thanks for the link.

Happy Easter.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 6:01PM
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west_gardener

oscarthecat, that show was awesome. Thanks for posting.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 6:59PM
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