Thursday, March 17, 2011

Top O' The Morning!

St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. ~Adrienne Cook

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Are you wearing green? If not, consider yourself pinched. I was going to embed a video from "Finnian's Rainbow" -- but all the good ones have the embedding disabled (WHY do people do that??). But just imagine Petula Clark and Fred Astaire here.

I have TWO tomatoes on my inside plant. I'm so tickled. My pollination technique must be hit or miss, though because I'm about 1/3 fruit, 2/3 dead blossom and no fruit. Even so, this has been an interesting experiment. I know that a vegetable plant needs a certain amount of sunlight to produce fruit -- "amount" in length of time (a certain amount of hours), so in the winter they won't make fruit without use of a grow light. As soon as it started getting lighter longer here, though, in a noticeable way, the plants started popping out blossoms. Fascinating.

It POURED rain yesterday once it warmed up (thank heavens it wasn't snow, we'd have had two feet) and melted quite a bit more snow. It's supposed to be almost 60 degrees on Friday, so at this rate we may be snow free by April! It's incredible how quickly it melts.

I have high hopes for an early spring -- and would sure love to plant my garden by the end of April (the cold crops at least). :::fingers crossed:::

How about you? Are you loving spring?


You Should Ride in a White limo

You are a down-to-earth and friendly person. You love to socialize, and you like having a big crew.

You are a natural leader and organizer. You thrive with structure.

You believe that life has a purpose. Part of what makes life meaningful for you is bonding with other people.

You are naturally altruistic. You are a warm-hearted and sympathetic person.

About 50/50



Maria Zannini said...

Spring has already tired me out.

We made the first pass on the garden yesterday (tilling).

We're doing the second pass with amendments this morning.

With any luck, I'll have the rows and plants in today or tomorrow. Then I'm going to collapse into jelly.

Angelina Rain said...

I’m glad you’re seeing signs of spring. We’re got spring already. It’s been in the sixties over the last couple of days, we barbequed yesterday. The sun is finally shining. It feels good because normally during the winter, we get nothing but clouds.

Brandy said...

That's great on the tomatoes! I really want to start planting here, too. But, the weather has been so unpredictable.
I hope you have a terrific Saint Patrick's Day!

Dru said...

Top of the Evening to you!

I love Spring when I can shed the heavy winter coat. I loved it today because I did a little walking to see the rest of the roses.

re quiz: I should ride a white limo and it's 50% accurate.