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March 13, 2007

Since this is the first spring that I’ve been in the house (or been in any house for a long time) I’ve gotten the gardening bug.  All sorts of beauties are poping up and color is to be seen in every yard.

Strawberry starters

These are my strawberry starts I got from Down To Earth.  The are doing well, producing new leaves and adapting to the new soil.  They will go into the ground very soon.


Daffodils.  I had no idea they were there, but I’m glad they have added some of the first spring color.  I have all sorts of bulbs that are still waiting to bloom.  I have a good idea what some of them are and others will be a surprise.


I’m not sure what these are.  They are all along the edge of one of the planters, and don’t look like a weed.  They look purposly planted, so I was hoping someone could help identify them.  They are all covered in these little white flowers, and the leaves are longer in shape.

I also planted some asparagus but that will take a few years of patience before we can reap the rewards.  I planted 9 crowns, 3 of each type they had.

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments on the Coral Crossing Sweater.  We have had some cooler days, so I was able to wear it.  I’m sure I’ll have a few more chances before summer comes.

I’ve picked up a very old project.  I’m hoping to have it done by Saturday, can anyone guess why?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Gillian permalink
    March 13, 2007 5:30 pm

    My first scan through your lines, I read that you had strawberry tarts. I had to check again since it didn’t fit the pic. The garden will be lovely with all those bulbs coming up. Good luck with them.

  2. Emily permalink
    March 13, 2007 6:15 pm

    Those white ones are primroses. They’re lovely! Lucky you.

  3. March 13, 2007 11:23 pm

    Hi Jodie the cream flowers are primroses – they are gorgeous and have a very delicate smell of spring. If you have any big clumps and want more then when they have finished flowering dig up the clump, gently pull it into two and replant – voila – more primroses next year. They also come in pretty colours but are called primulas if they do – enjoy your garden!

  4. March 14, 2007 10:44 am

    The beautiful thing about daffodils is that you can completely forget that they are there and ignore them all year long and they’ll come up just as wonderfully year after year.

  5. March 15, 2007 3:13 pm

    The strawberry starts are looking good. I can’t wait till next year when I’ll be able to do my own starts. This year I’ll have to buy seedlings again. But at least they will have a garden to grown in instead of planters.

  6. martha permalink
    March 18, 2007 9:31 pm

    Hi Jodie, just a blogless lurker here, who happens to be an ex-Eugenean. Keep the slugs away from those primroses- they gobble them up in the Willamette Valley! I always enjoy reading what you’re knitting…..

  7. March 19, 2007 5:38 am

    Your new plants are coming along quite nicely. I keep thinking about *finally* trying to get a container garden going here this year. We’ll see what happens…..

  8. Jodie permalink
    March 19, 2007 10:20 am

    Woohoo! Now I know they are primroses and how to make more of them.

    Martha, so far the slugs have not been around much. I’ve been keeping my eye out but no slugs or slug marks.

    Thanks for the gardening help! I’ll be sure to post more mysterious plants up here as they pop up. There are a few I’ve been wondering about….


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