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house and garden update

2003-01-15 - 6:13 p.m.

Random garden notes:

  • Two spiderworts are blooming, and I see the telltale swelling of new flowers on the way. The so-called annual salvia are still in bloom.

  • No hummingbirds seen here since since Jan. 4.

  • I have finally started the pepper seeds. The baby tomatoes, parsley, and chives are doing well so far. The seedling stage is tricky, though.

  • Squirrels are still frustrated by the new baffle, hooray. The Northern Cardinal pair is still having trouble using the feeder. They have completely forgotten their clever tricks of last summer. The Chickadees and Titmice haven't yet returned.

  • Impulse buy: Cyclamen species in full bloom. Brilliant red and beautiful.

  • Coldest temperature this winter has been around 30 degrees*. Keeping my fingers crossed that it will stay that way.

Random thoughts that have nothing to do with gardening:

  • I really did buy Cookie the best gift ever. He is still loving up that toy like it's going out of style. I thought it would be totally annihilated by now.

  • I bought some pecans from a truck by the side of the road the other day, and I am seriously thinking pecan pie. Gotta shell the pecans first, though.

*Fahrenheit, of course. There was some discussion of converting to the metric system in the 1970s to make calculations easier, but then the pocket calculator came into use and made all calculations easy, thus obviating the nuisance of converting to metric.

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