Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It's time...

My daddy used to say it was time to plant corn when the dogwoods bloomed.

And all my life I've heard that you plant your garden on Good Friday. I don't think we'll be planting either one this year. We found out last year that we are getting too old for a garden.

And another saying is "don't plant any plants until after Arpil 15" when all danger of frost is gone.


I guess we'll just put a few plants here and there. Maybe we'll plant a few tomatoes, cukes, and squash.

9 comments:

Pen Pen said...

Well I am ready for some fresh veggies... and I cannot imagine you and Daddy without a garden!!! Our dogwoods are not blooming, but the forsythia, daffodils, bradford pears, and the purple trees are gorgeous!!!

Pat said...

I hear you and I feel your pain..LOL! If only gardening where waist high!

Renie Burghardt said...

Your dogwoods are actually blooming already? Ours will be in a couple of weeks, I imagine. The redbuds, or purple ones Pen Pen mentioned, just started to bloom, the peach tree has big buds so should be blooming in the next few days. I am making a very small garden, few tomatoes and cukes and maybe a few zucchini's. I'll just see. My back can't take too much beding either.

Love the picture of the dogwood.

Happy Easter!

Renie

Lib said...

Our Dogwoods are not blooming yet.
We always plant on Good fri.
Happy Easter!
Blessins',Lib

Meggie said...

I really love that photo of the Dogwoods.

Granny Annie said...

We have replaced our weak backs with grandchildren! When they visit we allow them to privilege of doing the hard stuff. Looks like you've got some pretty strapping grand kids who could help you:)

ancient one said...

All my grandchildren are working at regular jobs or married with their own gardens and some live too far away...LOL Food Lion is my garden now.

Pat said...

I'm joining you. After cleaning my yard yesterday, I realized that my back just can't take it any more. That's why the Lord made farm markets!

Maddy said...

I have tried to be busy in the garden but with half day school for parent teacher conferences it was a bit of a non starter.

My mum altered her garden to make it more accommodating - less work but still great therapy.