Friday, March 28, 2008

SPRING MODE

Soon so soon it will be APRIL…then there is APRIL FOOL’S DAY
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I already got my Sweetie two new Peach trees for his gift, for me I got two new Blue berry bushes. Tomorrow we get to PLAY IN THE DIRT. Whoooo Hooooooooooooooooo
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GOAL? Transplanting berry bushes 10 feet to a new location, adding the 2 new ones I got, planting the Peach trees, restoring the fence around the veggie garden and I am going to re pot some plant lings to a bigger pot and place in the cold frame…
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Not time yet to plant much in the garden except perhaps the peas…but first we need to be sure the ducks and geese cannot get in to eat our work.
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More daylight better weather means we are outside more, which I so love… Which means less time to blog, but I will when I can
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Here are a few pictures of seedlings that have reseeded themselves. They are a combo of Violas and pansies… HOW KEWL is that… Growing pansies and viola flowers The pansy is a hybrid originally developed in Europe. Although it is technically a perennial, it only grows well from seed the first year and after than it deteriorates quickly. They are usually grown as annuals or biennials. Pansies and violas are from the same family and are grown the same way. Pansies generally grow about 8 inches tall with delicate 2 to 3 inch flowers of five overlapping petals in every color and marking imaginable. The similar viola grows 6 to 8 inches tall with smaller 1 1/2 inch blooms and the color selection is not quite as broad as with the pansy. Violas have smaller flowers but they generally bloom longer than pansies.
Heartsease (Viola tricolor) is a common European wild flower, growing as an annual or short-lived perennial. It has been introduced into North America, where it has spread widely, and is known as the Johnny Jump Up (though this name is also applied to similar species such as the Yellow Pansy). It is the progenitor of the cultivated Pansy, and is therefore sometimes called Wild Pansy; before the cultivated Pansies were developed, "Pansy" was an alternative name for the wild form.
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April Fools' Day: Origin & History
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The uncertain origins of a foolish day April Fool's Day is a "for-fun-only" observance. Nobody is expected to buy gifts or to take their "significant other" out to eat in a fancy restaurant. Nobody gets off work or school. It's simply a fun little holiday, but a holiday on which one must remain forever vigilant, for he may be the next April Fool!
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April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day, though not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, enemies and neighbors, or sending them on fools' errands, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. In some countries, April Fools' jokes (also called April Fools) are only made before noon on 1 April.[1]
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Said to be originated with the adoption of the new Gregorian calendar in place of the old Julian calendar in 1582, April Fool's Day or All Fool's Day, was once used to be celebrated as the New Year's Day. It evolved into its present form through several centuries and influenced by several cultures and has limited itself to be the fun and hilarity associated with Spring.

3 comments:

Annie said...

It IS the absolute best time of year for all of us who love dirt in our hands and under our fingernails. Have fun; I know you will.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thanks for all the recipes Dee.. you might be the cause of a few Pheasents going missing this season.. ha!
Fools Day... Jane says it's every day when living with me..

I have been out to get her some time honoured presents.. the Sky Hooks will come in handy.. and the Buckets of Steam are bubbling away nicely. I had a hell of a job getting a Long Stand this year.. but Glass Hammers and Chocolate Fireguards have all come down in price...

Paulie said...

I think April Fool's day came early for us -- we have had 5 days of snow showers and expect more tonight and tomorrow!

We thought we have had spring early since we already have tulips up after the crocus and daffodils!

I also posted on Sky Watch . . . running late as went to play in the snow with my camera.