April 27, 2009

The Curse of Spring

We had some beautiful weather here in Idaho last week -- numerous days of 70 degree temperatures and sunshine. When the weekend rolled around and the sun was continuing to shine (albeit slightly cooler than our temps during the week), we took the chance to get out in the yard and start doing work.

C put on his incredibly sexy rubber boots and tilled the garden areas. We turned the sprinkler system on and adjusted sprinkler heads. I dug up some ornamental grasses from my front flower beds and split them -- redistributing the smaller sections into the flower beds along the back fence.

We even browsed through the local nursery looking at their flower selection and trying to get planting ideas. I bought all of the seeds I want to plant in the garden, but refrained from buying any tender, young plants. I learned a valuable lesson last year regarding how sly spring in Idaho can be. I did buy the final burning bush I want to fill in an area of my flower bed but refrained from planting in Saturday night.

I'm glad I made the decision to forgo any planting on Saturday (besides redistributing the grasses) because we woke up to 2" of snow yesterday morning.

Gotta love Idaho.


Flying Monkeys said...

No, I don't gotta.
We haven't even made a dent in anything we need to get done inside or out. Nice, snowy, nice, windy, nice, colder than a witch's tit.

Nicole said...

Hey, it was so good to talk to you yesterday. I hope spring comes and stays!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes but as we all know even the warmth of summer does not bring any guarantees. Were you here for the snow in June of 2001? LOL.