Spring 2013 has arrived

| 4/15/2013 10:18:39 PM

Tags: Historical tours, farming, garden tours, gardens, photography, hooligans, flower phtoography, Mary Carton,

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This time last year I had corn up.  This year farmers are over two weeks behind due to all the rain and a bad cold spell we had the end of March with snow flurries. April 10, the temperatures were in the eighties.  Tennessee River Valley weather forecasters have a fit trying to guess what the weather is going to do.  The redbuds and dogwoods, two wing silverbells and yoshino cherry trees are blooming.   The daffodils are finishing up and the iris is just starting.  This time last year my peonies were in bloom. This year they are up about six inches.

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mary carton
5/2/2013 1:21:17 AM

Sorry Dave, been working late shifts and working in the yard until dark when I get home. Post coming soon, I hope

nebraska dave
4/29/2013 8:50:03 PM

Mary Mary where oh where are you and the infamous hooligans?

nebraska dave
4/21/2013 3:54:16 AM

Mary, I think if you just send in another post it should show your blog on the GRIT blog summary page or as they call it the blog landing page. Please don't give up. I so enjoy your blog posts.

mary carton
4/21/2013 12:34:59 AM

80 on Wed. 60's Thursday and we had a heavy frost last night. That's the latest we've ever had frost. Good luck with your wildflower walk, hope it's warmer. The gardens all were wonderful. You know how much work they had to go through to get them ready for visitors. Hopefully one day, mine will be ready for the tour. Right right it's full of what we call beggar lice, this running plant with sticky seeds that you can't get out of your clothes. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

mary carton
4/21/2013 12:29:53 AM

I still can't find it. I had posted a link on my gardening blog for a past story and back tracked to get her. I'm pooped, been following the War of 1812 re-enactors. Got home at 10, fed the hooligans and was back at Tuscumbia Landing where the Indians where removed from the southeast for more history. Have a lot of pictures to go through.

nebraska dave
4/20/2013 10:33:05 PM

It appears that the issues with the GRIT landing page and comment section has been resolved. I'm looking forward to hearing about what has been happening on your gardening/homestead this last month. May GRIT blogs live and prosper.

cindy murphy
4/18/2013 12:42:58 PM

Ooooo, Mary! Pretty, pretty gardens. Our weather here is also about two to three weeks behind schedule, and for the past two weeks we've had a lot of (cold) rain. When I read last Sunday's forecast it made me laugh - 65 degrees with snow and sleet. How many times do you see snow in the sixties, but guess what? They were right. I was out walking through the woods with some museum people, preparing for the wildflower walk I'm supposed to conduct this coming Sunday, and we were covered with snow. By the time we were finished, the sun came out, and just a couple hours later it was in the sixties. Funky weather!

mary carton
4/18/2013 3:20:22 AM

Dave, I found my blog via your comment. Yesterday if was listed in fresh content. I asked one of the editors if I was no longer needed as a blogger. It's going to be in the 80''s here the next couple of days. bad weather is expected Thur night into Friday and then temps in the 60's this weekend. I need to go and check and see if my corn is coming up. I noticed there is a nice stand across the road. Thanks for going through the trouble finding me and visiting and commenting.

nebraska dave
4/17/2013 11:15:31 PM

Mary, ha, found ya. Direct access still works for GRIT blogs but the blog summary page is still not working. It looks like spring has really come to your part of the country. The cold damp spring still not giving up here. It's been raining all week with only one rain free day this week then starts again next week with rain. Tomorrow the possibility exists for rain mixed with snow. My neighbor did plant potatoes this week but with all this rain there's a good chance they will rot in the ground. I've learned from past experience not to try to push nature too much. If the weather isn't right and ground isn't right, it doesn't do any good to plant. If the seeds do sprout, they don't do any better than the ones planted later. It looks like the hooligans are well being their usual hooligan selves. Have a great spring day.

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