Tuesday, March 17, 2009

O The Green!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Today is the last average freeze date for our area...and, wow, we are having an early spring....it seems a full two weeks earlier than normal, but I'll take it.

Here's a little green to help you celebrate St. Pat's properly.







When I was a girl, I remember my Mom saying not to plant the veggie garden until the mesquite trees had broken bud and started to leaf out. I don't have mesquite here in my neighborhood, so I've always used crepe myrtles as my indicator, along with weather reports and common sense. Right now, two different varieties are leafing out. I've the itch to plant, plant, plant.

4 Other Creative Souls are Saying:

Being Beth said...

Ahhhhh...your photo's never disappoint, Deb. Thanks for posting.

None of the Crepe Myrtle have leafed out around here, but I'm waiting, waiting, waiting.

My holly bushes have bloomed as have the Indian Hawthorne, and there are buds on the rose bushes. The bees are buzzin' and the birds are singin' their joy -- and I'm doing my own singin' in the kitchen with the windows open wide.

Hmmm...a home for sale near you -- too bad I don't want to deal with the Texas Speedway traffic.

SoCalPam said...

Your rosemary looks really healthy. I accidentally killed ours before Thanksgiving (was shifting things around in the garden and the rosemary got hurt feelings... and died). Phil was NOT amused at having to purchase store-bought rosemary for his Thanksgiving turkey, LOL! I ended up buying him a new bush for Christmas which is now thriving in the garden. I'm not allowed to touch it :o)

angiep said...

Here it's the pecan trees that are the indicator. "They" say the pecan trees won't leaf out 'til the danger of frost is gone.


Joanne said...

Somehow it's always a surprise at my place as to what chooses to come back or not. St.Pat's is the cusp of spring hope. Nice post and great pics.