[gardeners] Spring?

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 12 Feb 1998 19:50:13

Miz Anne, me,  and Sleepy Dawg spent a good part of the afternoon basking
in the sun today. Beautiful clear, cool, sunshiny day in SW Louisiana, all
to rare. True to form tomorrow is forecast for cloudy and rain. Noted that
the sweetgum tree on the neighbors lot is budding out and the red maples
have young leaves too. Our blueberries are blooming so have to feed them
soon. The azaleas are moving into full bloom and the brassicas are bolting.
It must be an early spring!!

We yanked out the broccoli, harvesting the last few florets, and the green
beans, badly frost-bitten they were but still enough beans for one last
meal. Will be at the VA Clinic most of tomorrow but will continue yanking
the winter crops on Saturday and adding them to the compost heap. 

Tilled a small part of the main garden with the new Mantis tiller and I
think I like it. Takes a little getting used to but other than that works
as advertised. Starting ripping the grass out of what will be an herb bed
and the Mantis was good at that. Two more azaleas to move and I will be
ready to start laying stone, brick, and whatever else is available for paths.