Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Daffodils Are Up!

My Daffodils are up and spreading spring cheer! Seems a bit soon, but you will not find me complaining. I am so ready for warm weather and all of the gardening work that comes along with it! I already had my garden spot tilled up on the 28th of February. Next week I will be ordering up the seeds, picking up lumber for a few more raised beds, and most important of all, getting together the honey-do list for my man! He is so good at dealing with the irrigation/sprinkling part of this business. Me, I would just turn on the old oscillator, and let'er rip! My plants appreciate (as do I) Tommy's gentler approach, evident in the yields. I do have one major issue with spiders. I do not like spiders. They have a place here, just not in my garden! I have grown my veggies organically for years as we all know what chemicals can do. But for the past two years, the spiders (cat face, black widows and the regular garden variety) have taken over. To the point, I kid you not, that even the neighbors refuse to pick the veggies from the vine! If any of you have a suggestion on how to manage these tiny pests, I would love to hear from you. Well, off I go to the Gurney's catalog to shop. Have a splendid week!

My first Daffodil of the year.


  1. Love your sweet daffodils! And sorry, I don't have any suggestions to keep those nasty spiders away! We don't have those problems here in MN luckily. Maybe that is one good side to all this snow we have!

  2. Hi Rochele!
    Beautiful daffodils!

    Thanks so much for the visit to my blog and for entering my giveaway! So nice to meet you and to discover your lovely blog in return!

    All the best,

  3. Yes, I should borrow you my lady friends! My chickens would eat up those naughty spiders in a few seconds! Good luck with that one, I am not a big fan of spiders either, especially when I stick my head in their web when I am weeding. I am then quite sure my entire head is covered with spiders...

  4. Hi Rochelle,
    Isn't it exciting to see your first blooms shooting up out of the earth. It's such a wonderful sign that brighter things are on the horizon!!
    Hope you're having a wonderful day!!

  5. So Ready for Springtime~your garden sounds lovely. xo laura