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  • Photo-upload-453193?1487541143
    19 Feb 2017
    Day three in a forecasted 10-day warm streak. Over 70 yesterday, today maybe low 60s? Very strange to have mid-Spring weather with no other indication of spring, like robins, or budding/sprouting plants. The snowdrops aren’t even up yet for ...

    Assorted Prairie plants , Currants- 2 varieties , Strawberry , and Gooseberry

    Partly Cloudy 18°C / 64°F
  • 19 Feb 2017
    I can’t remember the exact date I started to clean up the gardens. I think it was the first week of February. It has been so warm this year that I’ve been able to get out often and groom the Iris. I started at the NW corner of the g...

    Fog 12°C / 54°F
  • Photo-upload-453254?1487958208
    24 Feb 2017
    because here is our morning weather.

  • 16 Feb 2017
    I took every terracotta pot I own including 2 large strawberry pots, some wrought iron bases & shelves so the herbs are lifted for easy harvesting near the door. This position gets sun most of the day & herbs like peppermint that don̵...

    Sunny 22°C / 72°F
  • Photo-upload-453170?1487491098
    18 Feb 2017
    On 10th Feb we began by planting several varieties of vegitables fruit and herbs. After a week hot days of toiling in the garden bed preparing the soil, the watermelon, basil, tomatoes, spring onions, pumpkin, snow peas, eggplant, and mesclun sala...

    Cooroy Vegi Garden garden

    Rainy 27°C / 81°F
  • Photo-upload-453219?1487790435
    22 Feb 2017
    There are five baby plants on separate branches. It is very slow growing, each plant seems to only produce a pair of leaves each year! Hopefully, there will be both male and female plants, and berries in not too many years time.

    Under the Apple Tree garden and Mistletoe Sprouting

    Overcast 12°C / 54°F
  • Photo-upload-453221?1487790817
    22 Feb 2017
    Finished off with alternate wisteria Black Dragon

    Wisteria Walk garden

    Overcast 12°C / 54°F
  • 23 Feb 2017
    even if I still want to snuggle under my version of mulch in the nice warm dry house. G has already been out digging beds and doing cleanup for his vegetable gardening. He’s put potatoes in pots that he plans to bring into the garage on col...

  • Photo-upload-453229?1487857351
    23 Feb 2017
    8th day in a row with temperatures 20 to FORTY degrees above normal. I was out last night about 8 in a t-shirt with no sweater. I took the sweater off because I was walking and I got hot. In February. In Chicago. Sedum and dwarf iris are sprouting...

    Iris, dwarf Sprouting and Sedum Sprouting

    Clear 9°C / 48°F