Friday, January 29, 2010


Spring Will Be Early This Year!

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One of my projects this year is to finish the fence line along the area we call "dog trail."  It's my meadow area and I started calling it dog trail when I cut the path through the middle.  It winds all the way around the back of our 5 acres and across the 5 acres of our pastor who lives next door to us on our west side.  It gave him a fun place to walk his dogs everyday.

The problem is the neighbors to the east (left in the photo) are complete slobs. I mean really, really bad!  The row of trees on the right borders what we call the "east lawn" of the front yard and blocks the bad view.   We named all the areas so when my husband and are discussing what needs to be done we know which area we're talking about.



For the past few years I have been planting along the far east fence line (to the left) in the hopes that you wouldn't have to see the junk from my beautiful and serene meadow.  Two years ago I planted about 25 Chinese Elms and Siberian Pea Hedge plus about 5 or six evergreens. Last year saw the addition of another 25 Chinese Elms and 25 Siberian Pea Hedges (both super fast growers.)  This year I already have another 25 Pea Hedges ordered and money saved for another 10 evergreens.

This is a small part of the east lawn with the meadow behind it...
Tomorrow I'll be placing my seed orders and will possibly start shipping daylilies a month early. A bonus for those that live in warmer climes...

And the bonus for me is I'll have most of my "spring" work done before spring even officially arrives. Whooooeeee!  With 5 acres - three in gardens - that is HUGE!!!

How many of you have started working outside in the garden??


6 comments:

Susan Wicker said...

Oh,your land looks very beautiful, Adrienne. No thoughts of planting anything here. We are in a freezer! Ha. Have to wait awhile. Patience is definitely a virtue during a New England winter. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Gramma 2 Many said...

I picked up two piles of leaves that have been sitting on my lawn for about a month. Does that count? My yard is about 14 feet deep by 80 feet long so you can see the damage two piles of leaves can do in such a small space. Hopefully the grass will come back with no ill effects.
I was over at your Catholic Corner before coming here. Love the Abortion post. Tried to leave a comment but I think I messed it up and do not think it posted. I love the anology about the Eagle egg. I am sure I will use it in the future.
Oh, yes, the train does stop in Coeur d'Alene. Maybe you can hop on and go with me?

Wendy said...

Oh...your pictures are so pretty! I can't wait for spring and spring flowers! It couldn't come fast enough!!
I found you through Mrs Bake-it! The picture of you puppy is adorable!!

Reaganite Republican said...

Looks great, Adrienne... nice place!

MightyMom said...

nope, no working outside. hubby actually said on the way home from Mass today that it was too cold for gardening,...even for him!! But it's almost time to prune the crepe myrtle....I'm hoping the daylillies you sent me survive....there's no sign of them right now and the 2 Tyler Roses are TOAST from the looks of things...sigh. irises still have fans though and I know the cannas are good under all their deadleaves....

we'll see if I can get my beds looking better this year!

I always look forward to when my lillies start showing back up!!

Lori said...

ROFL--I am buried in snow here! No working in the garden until AT LEAST the end of April!