A Chick Does Tropical Garden

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I know it's Spring because my hair is no longer a static mess...

 ..and my friend Lynne says that now she will no longer look to the ground hog, but to my hair to determine the change of season.

And NOW the REAL work begins...

Well, it didn't work out quite the way I wanted.  I was expecting this winter to be a lot warmer (that's what they said -- whoever THEY are) and so I really wasn't quite prepared.  I thought I was, and thought that my nifty set-up with the tarps would work like a charm.  Not that it didn't work -- they DID help when the temps were just below freezing, and even down to about 28 or so.  But, when the weather dipped into the low 20's, the long cold nights, over and over and over again, were just too much for my lovely blue tarps.  My Boyrfriend and I eventually had to move the pots into the garage --- those that survived the cold streak, anyway.

J-GQ and the Codemeister (a family friend) moved the plants back outside for me -- that was a task.  So, now my work has begun to clean up the yard, relocate my pots, replant into those pots where the plants did not survive, and watch my babies grow again!  I lost a few plants -- and the palms I left outside are FRIED.

But, I have complete confidence in my Creator, that his Law of Life will continue and the beauty will be reborn. He's pretty good at that reborn stuff.

I'll keep you posted with the progress!


T.K. Goforth is a musician and author of the well-received book "Chord Piano is Fun!" She also writes a music blog called "Chord Piano Chick's Mostly Musical Musings.
Chord Piano Is Fun


PJ@Outdoor garden decorations | Home Accents said...

Hello from Spring, TX, T.K.
Didn't we have a "lovely" freezing cold and long winter?
I thought only my garage was converted for several weeks into a "Greenhouse". We have moved our planters and pots at least four times during the past winter season, starting only a couple days before Christmas. Now finally everything is back in place and with the Spring season the yard work, the big cleaning and cutting plants back will start soon.
It looks like most of our plants that we could not bring in, still have survived. They look like.... well, you know what I mean but they also show first signs of they might come back.
The same happened last year. We had to cut plants back to almost close to the ground and it took them quite a few months to recover but they did come back.
I wish you good luck with your plants and lots of fun for the upcoming gardening season.
Best Regards
Paula Jo

Chick of All Trades said...

Hi, Paula Jo! I'm with you on the "big cleanup" undertaking! I love that it's getting warm so we can finally get outside and work in the garden! I'm going to post some photos of some new growth I have on a few of my plants...some of the pots are questionable as far as whether they survived, but I am always hopeful! I hope you come back and visit my blog and become a follower if you can! God bless!

PJ@Outdoor Garden Decorations | Home Accents said...

Hello T.K.,
thanks for the kind reply on my comment.
I really appreciate very much when bloggers take the time to interact with their blog visitors.
I for sure will come back and visit your blog to read more of your posts on a regular basis.
Yes, the "big cleanup" is a lot of work but you know, I just love doing it. I just love seeing my garden back in order, the new growths and the blooms. To me is hardly nothing more relaxing that sitting on my patio, seeing all my plants, watching the birds and squirrels and listening to the sound of the running water from my birdbath. LOL, I know, the younger generation would call me being boring and old fashioned.
Best Regards
Paula Jo

T.K. Goforth is a musician and author of the well-received book "Chord Piano is Fun!" She also writes a music blog called "Chord Piano Chick's Mostly Musical Musings.
Chord Piano Is Fun