Friday, February 24, 2012

February Stuff

February has been more like Spring than Winter. We have been enjoying sunny days with temperatures in the 60's to almost 70 degrees.

We planted some new trees in the orchard. Early last year we had a bad freeze and it claimed two Cherry trees and a Plum tree, so we had to replace them. We planted a Western Red Bud tree, that I had picked up last Fall, and three Lilac bushes. I love Lilacs. I'm planning on spending time in the small garden this weekend, just cleaning and puttering around. I have four Peony bushes that need to be put in the ground.

The trees in the orchard are starting to blossom out. 

Week before last, February 15th, was Kristina's Birthday. 
(a decorated Hershey Bar) 
When Kristina was born her Gma Silva gave me Daffodils. I kept them and planted them in the yard at our little home.
When we sold our little home I dug them up and brought them here to Girasole Farm.
A true gift that keeps giving.

 Every year in February they start to bloom right around Kristina's Birthday.
I'm not a traditional vase person, I prefer to use old jars or pitchers. This jar comes from a collection of old jars that I got from my Grammy years ago. When this jar sets in the sun it turns a pale shade of pink.

Last weekend I picked up The New Sunset Western Garden Book at Costco. 
A great deal for $20.99!!!
Hopefully, I will get my camera outside and take some pictures so I can share what's been happening.
The Girasole Lady

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