Friday, March 20, 2009

First Day of Spring!

Spring has sprung
The grass has ris'
I wonder where the flowers is.

Daffodils have been spotted waving their lovely yellow heads. Yesterday we traveled an hour south and saw pretty flowering trees in bloom. Things were greening up!

We planted 15 raspberry bushes this afternoon. When I say we, I mean I took the twisty ties off the plants that were in bundles of three and carefully separated each root and placed them with the utmost care in the holes that Paul had dug. While I was doing this, Paul was putting Quikrete around the bottom of posts he had cut down from small trees and put into holes he had dug. Then I supervised while he crawled around on the ground packing the dirt in around the bushes. Then I took some water and gave each new plant a tiny little drink because the soil was already very damp. Tomorrow we are going to put fencing around the berries in the hopes of keeping the deer away from them. Meaning, I will cheer Paul along while he does the majority of the work.

raspberries, originally uploaded by Caramdir.


Jennifer March 21, 2009 at 11:04 AM  

Hope your raspberry plants do well!

I am Harriet March 21, 2009 at 6:22 PM  

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