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Happy Spring, Fellow Gardeners!
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Snowing heavily at this moment. WHY, WHY, WHY???????

Off to Croatia this week and will welcome the drastic change in weather.

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Snowing heavily at this moment. WHY, WHY, WHY???????

 

 

 

Thank heavens you are emotionally stable. 

 

All that flippin; snow? oh man,  I'd have gone stark raving mad by now. :wacko:

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Thank heavens you are emotionally stable. 

 

All that flippin; snow? oh man,  I'd have gone stark raving mad by now. :wacko:

 

REDRUM

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REDRUM

EXACTLY  :lol:

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True, but those moments will not require the arsenal of parkas, boots, scarves, mittens, gloves, heavy sweaters, long johns and hats we own. :D

One coat will suffice.

indeed :)  i moved down here with all the winter stuff (snow pants!  lol!  and even ice skates) and promptly got rid of most of it.  now, all my clothes are made of tissue paper - i had to go north in december and my sister picked me up at the airport.  with a wool coat (and i needed it!  Brrrr!)

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... REDRUM!!  I'm slow today, that took me a moment!  LOL :D  Good laugh though, thank you.

 

Yeah, our ground's still frozen except in the warmest corners of the yard. Our last frost free day is usualy a week or so after mothers day but still, the snow's getting to be a bit much. We had a total whitout for about half an hour today.  Ick. :blink:

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I don't know how you guys do it, I would be completely criminally insane. Don't get me wrong, I refuse to live where it doesn't snow. I demand snow for both Christmas and my birthday. But by this time of year, I expect green grass, flowers, gardening, short sleeve weather and generally to have winter long behind me.

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The only day I want to see any snow: Christmas Eve.

 

The maple tress are popping open, the lilacs are getting ready to burst open and it will smell wonderful for 2 weeks. The large bush is  outside my bedroom and I will open the window. (even if it is too cold).

 

The daffodils are open but the tulips are taking their time.

 

I mowed yesterday. yup, the mowing season is officially open.

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70-ish today.... then drops to 30s with snow tomorrow.... and then back up again by this weekend. Its like a roller coaster.

 

Poor plants... I'm sure they don't like it.

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REDRUM

all work and no play make john a dull boy

all work and no play make john a dull boy

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(my beets are up)  (sorry!...lolz)  :D

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all work and no play make john a dull boy

all work and no play make john a dull boy

 

 

PPST!!..It's Jack..makes Jack a dull boy  ;)

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(my beets are up)  (sorry!...lolz)   :D

braggart!! LOL

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PPST!!..It's Jack..makes Jack a dull boy  ;)

hahaha!  is it?  it's been for ever since i have seen that movie!  watched most of it with my eyes closed - the original john jack JACK nicholson one :D

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hahaha!  is it?  it's been for ever since i have seen that movie!  watched most of it with my eyes closed - the original john jack JACK nicholson one :D

I was reading that book in a  public laundromat years ago and was still scared out of my head. 

 

I know it's Jack b/c I have a brother named Jack, an ex named Jack and one in my life right now....(i know, crazy) and it's a common joke around here.

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My late friend Kelly once broke up with a guy named Ron and almost immediately got involved with another guy named Ron. We kept telling her, "Two Rons don't make a right." (And we were correct - the second Ron didn't work out either.)

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My late friend Kelly once broke up with a guy named Ron and almost immediately got involved with another guy named Ron. We kept telling her, "Two Rons don't make a right." (And we were correct - the second Ron didn't work out either.)

 

 

omg, barty...spit on the laptop funny!!.

 

(and sorry about your friend Kelly :(    )

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I was reading that book in a  public laundromat years ago and was still scared out of my head. 

 

I know it's Jack b/c I have a brother named Jack, an ex named Jack and one in my life right now....(i know, crazy) and it's a common joke around here.

so you DO know jack!!  :D

 

My late friend Kelly once broke up with a guy named Ron and almost immediately got involved with another guy named Ron. We kept telling her, "Two Rons don't make a right." (And we were correct - the second Ron didn't work out either.)

HAHA!  my first (mistake) husband was ron - so that's what's ron with him!! lolol  

 

then i got my sweetie, who is bill.   my dad's name is bill, my brother's name is bill, my grampa's name was bill, my step-dad's name was bill.  

 

my son's name is

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HARRY!  

:D

 

(ps- my beans & cukes are up.  can you all please thaw out so we can play garden???!!!)

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whew...for a second there, I thought you had forgotten your kid's name. 

 

Well, having all those Bills makes it easy when you have brain frogs. Just yell Bill! and odds are, someone will come. It may not be the Bill you had intended, of course.. 

 

Okay, it's 75 and sunny. Spring is here.  B) about freakin time.

 

 

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I've got a lot of bills too, but mine are the kind you have to pay. :lol:

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I've got a lot of bills too, but mine are the kind you have to pay. :lol:

probably why i'm always so broke!  :D

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I've got a lot of bills too, but mine are the kind you have to pay. :lol:

 

:lol:

 

probably why i'm always so broke!   :D

 

:lol:  too many bills...........hahahaha 

 

oh man, we are so off topic about "gardening", but none of us seem to care! hahahahaha :lol:

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I just walked through a blizzard... on may 1st.... a stupid blizzard... I couldn't see beyond about 15 or so feet ahead of myself.

 

Poor plants, I hope they don't go due to shock :(

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Sorry, kiddo. :unsure:

 

There was a famous blizzard in May, 1977 that I recall very well. I am thinking I was about your age (I was in  college)

 

 

http://localweatherjournal.blogspot.com/2012/05/rare-may-snowstorm-clobbered-new.html

 

http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather/2012/05/07/may-mayhem-a-freak-snowstorm-remembered/

 

 

 

 

 

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Kitty grass has sprouted in two planters on the patio -- one happy kitty kat :)

 

& poppy buds are popping out of the top of the soil of the heirloom tomato shopping bag planters -- can't wait until the flowers bloom

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