They say Spring has sprung. Well Spring is struggling to stay out around here, She keeps hiding and letting a dress of white occupy the backyard. We don’t even want to see another picture of this dress….months and months we watched nature give us the Winter whites. Yuck…no more mom! Bring on the sunshine and flowers. Come on let’s exam the garden for signs of life. Hey, dad’s digging over my veggie garden. The ground is no longer frozen. High five, Kali!!
The tulips are peeking out. Bad news mom….the weeds seem to be posing for the picture. Guess we’ll be out weeding before long. 2nd year buds are on the transplanted lilac bush. Mom’s never seen the bald headed, tattooed man she got it from again. Someone told mom it takes a good three years for transplanted lilacs to have flowers. We shall see.
Look at the nip buds!! Dad said he had to re-net the nip….there were layers of cat hair on it. Dang visitors…..we wouldn’t do that!!
Here is our last sign of Spring in the backyard. It’s my Hawaiian collar that I lost in December! Now that the snow’s gone, dad found it. The red suits me…my favourite collar. I thought it was gone for good.
Oh cwap! Kali’s found a new kitten in the neighbourhood. She seems to like him. Another sign of Spring…new kittens in the area. This guy looks to be 5 months though. Get away from him Kali….we don’t need anymore visitors!! Our nip is getting too hairy. A further sign of spring are the puddles but no ice.
There you have it friends, the signs of spring around our place and our first walk of the year in the Lane.
Today was a mellow day. We all spent most of the day enjoying the new growth of Spring.
We got a little sapling lilac tree last year from our bald headed neighbour. We now see the new growth starting.
The Alpine Willy Clematis is very early every year and is about to bloom.
Alpine Willy Clematis
Mom has been weeding the lily bed and we have been watching by the catnip. Mom’s way to handle the catnip is to block off two of them…letting them grow. One is opened for our use…and usually has fur all over it. When this one gets down, mom picks the fur off and wraps chicken wire around it but opens one of the good ones. This way there is catnip all summer long.
The next 2 weeks are planting weeks. All the soil and added nutrients need to be rototilled in my veggie garden and the potato patch. This is dad’s job. Planting the potatoes and veggies are mom and my job. The perennials need more bone meal this year too. Lots to do yet.
Doesn’t my veggie patch look nekked. Remember this picture in July. I can work wonders with my green paw.