Friday, February 13, 2009

Spring is in the air

We've made it to mid-February, and it's almost spring! I've already survived the first "flood-in" of the season this week. I'm still not quite sure I like living so far out in the sticks -- whenever we get a lot of rain, I get stuck in the hollow because the low-water bridges are under water. Call me chicken, but I didn't want to drive through this yesterday. The creek is much lower (and slower) today.
Yes, I know we are in the 21st century, but here in the hollow, we don't have a) cell phone service or b) normal bridges that don't get flooded with rushing water when it rains. We do, however, have electricity, Internet and running water. What more can a girl ask for?

It's almost time to start thinking about my gardens! Last fall, I planted some new bulbs, and they are starting to poke through already. I can't remember what I planted, so it will be interesting to see what blooms in a month or so.

This year, I plan to re-seed the front and side gardens with the Zinnia seeds I harvested in the fall. Last spring, I neglected to plant them, and everyone commented on missing those spectacular flowers. I know I missed them, too. I may also add a few new plants to one of the beds, perhaps something that can climb up the side of the house. I've had some success with Morning Glories, but they tend to wilt in the heat of the south-facing bed. Any suggestions? And what are you looking forward to planting this spring?

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