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Old 03-08-2010, 07:24 PM
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Oh, I am such a hypocrit. I was outside this weekend and it was just so glorious I could not stop myself. Like having a couple of margaritas and trying to stay off the dance floor... it was just NOT going to happen.

I didn't go overboard, cleaned out the day lillies but found myself with the snippers at my KO Roses. I could hear myself saying "SELF, back away from the roses", but alas, I could not. It was like an out of body experience... I recently posted and basically told the newcomers "WAIT UNTIL AFTER EASTER or you will be SORRY"!

I did stop at the gate and kept my indiscretions from the public, but must confess... I love SPRING GARDENING!

I just want my yard to start blooming and growing... I have lived to regret early zealousness, but can anyone trust my posts if I myself cannot heed my own advice. Can you forgive me? OK, I know, the advice is not THAT great - LOL!

Was anyone else swayed by the gorgeous spring temps this weekend?
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:36 PM
Location: Wake Forest NC
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Me too! Cutting, pruning, cleaning out the beds.... but I was good- I did not plant anything!
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:53 PM
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oh, yes!!! I got one of those indoor seed starter kits and put some seeds in; planted some cilantro in a pot that I can easily bring indoors if need be, and I also put up my pea vine trellis and planted a bunch of peas with the help of 3 very eager kids, so we'll see how that goes. I also put in some strawberry plants--just a couple--because, like you, I simply could not resist.

Today I wandered the aisles of Lowes looking at planters, window boxes, and tons of empty shelving units. I heard them say they're getting their marigolds in this week.

I have been like a teenager on her first date since yesterday--that non-gray color of the sky and the gorgeous golden orb up there have been strangers for too long. I can't seem to stay indoors!
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:14 PM
Location: Somewhere
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I planted a few strawberry plants, 2 viburnums and even bought a few more pansies to spruce up some potted plants on the porch even though as soon as the spring annuals come out I'll be replacing them :-) Just couldn't stay out of the dirt this weekend! Oh also bought some purplish red Heuchera (don't know the variety off hand). Will plant those sometime this week! Bring on the spring....I'm READY!
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:47 PM
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I cleard out some old growth ans started pruning my Crape Myrtles, but I'm still holding off for another couple weeks if I can. The weather was too nice not to take advantage though!
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:39 AM
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OH YEAH!! Soil prep and seed planting. Actually indoor germination of our future crop.

Spruced up the lawn mowers, worked the shovels and rakes and laid out our raised beds to be assembled this weekend!

SPRING is indeed a wonderful event.

AND we do not have to wait until the END of April to get started anymore!

YEAH NC weather...
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