04-09-2013, 05:27 PM
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  • mikeperry
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(Fingers-crossed) I believe it should be safe to say that Spring has finally sprung here during the past few days.

Been on the Honey To-Do-List since 2010...

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2013-04-04: Exterior concrete basement wall before painting



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2013-04-06: Exterior concrete basement wall after painting



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2013-04-04: Exterior concrete basement wall before painting



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2013-04-06: Exterior concrete basement wall after painting



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2013-04-04: Exterior concrete basement wall before painting



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2013-04-06: Exterior concrete basement wall after painting



Spring bulbs bursting into flower...

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2013-04-07: Scilla siberica (front garden)



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2013-04-07: Scilla siberica (front garden)



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2013-04-07: First Daffodil "Carlton" of the year (back garden)



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2013-04-08: First Daffodil "Slim Whitman" of the year (back garden)



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2013-04-09: First Daffodil "Barrett Browning" of the year (back garden)



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2013-04-09: First Daffodil "Suada" of the year (back garden)



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2013-04-09: First Daffodil "Tahiti" of the year (back garden)



A few perennials showing early signs of life above ground...

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2013-04-09: Baptisia 'Blue False Indigo' (back garden)



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2013-04-09: Easter Lily (back garden) -- Wife's Easter Lily, 2011 Mother's Day present from her mum



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2013-04-09: Missouri Evening Primrose (back garden)



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2013-04-09: Royal Catchfly (back garden)



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2013-04-09: Yellow Coneflower (back garden)

Edit: Fixed captions.

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 04-09-2013, 05:53 PM
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I hope you don't get hit by that big storm in the midwest.

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 04-09-2013, 07:13 PM
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Good luck, Mike. Hopefully, you guys won't be getting any more snow!Biggrin

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 04-10-2013, 01:58 PM
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These spring shots are beautiful. Makes me understand why you'd want to live up north. Biggrin

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 04-10-2013, 02:34 PM
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Not even close to that here at the north pole...sheeeesh! Am I Jealous? Yess! Last year this time I was planting peas in the garden. Global warming my a**. Oh, oh, excuse me, Climate Change...lol. And last year was not normal but it does happen from time to time. But still.

Still got your analog hydro meter I see....

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 04-11-2013, 08:37 PM
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Don't get me going on global warm... errr, climate change.

I enjoy the pics Mike. We supposedly can't be far behind. The snow in our fields is all gone, in the forest it lingers, but no "warm" rain to force it to melt and that's good for the rivers. Ice that's 3' thick if it begins to break up and go to the sea has a tendency to take out massive bridges, houses, and whatnot as it jams and that's never good.

Our soil was beginning to dry out and the frost was beginning to soak in as it melted. Starting tonight we're expecting a mess. up to 3" of snain/sleet, no one really knows though. It won't last for long, but how depressing. But it's Maine in the almost spring, since the ground frost is beginning to be gone it's also a charge of water for our ground water. I have a well, so that's important for us. I was about to set up my cold frame for starting seeds. I think I'll be safe after this storm. Heck, it should be way past safe since we're in "climate change". (What is it about a warming trend between glaciation periods that isn't understood?) I'll let that go. But here I am way past setting it up because of cold and ice.

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 04-11-2013, 09:38 PM
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Hate to boast fellas but my tomato plants are almost 2 feet tall and loaded with flowers.
Have some summer squash going in tomorrow. Of course the coldest day this past winter was 38°. It's 57 outside right now. No worries cause I HATE summer here... And THAT is on it's way...

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 04-15-2013, 08:46 AM
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2013-04-14: Back Garden, lawn first cut of the year, plus Daffodils in full bloom



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2013-04-14: Laying out "curved" back edge of new flowerbed -- 6.3m x1.6m / 20½feet x5¼feet running along one edge of driveway



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2013-04-14: Started digging out new flowerbed -- 6.3m x1.6m / 20½feet x5¼feet running along one edge of driveway

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 04-15-2013, 09:56 AM
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Looking forward to the progress on this, Mike. Smile

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 04-16-2013, 09:39 AM
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(04-15-2013, 09:56 AM)freddy Wrote: Looking forward to the progress on this, Mike. Smile

Here you go Freddy...

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Yesterday evening I finished digging out the new flowerbed. Next step, installing edging & back filling to grade with compost.
6.3m x1.6m / 20½feet x5¼feet running along one edge of driveway

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