Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Thanks for the get well wishes on my previous post.  I didn't get a fever, so it must just be a cold.  I drank some tea with echinacea in it this morning, and have taken vitamin C a couple times.  I also resorted to using an inhaler.  I get viral induced asthma, which seems to be kicking in.  I don't have much energy, but am not severely ill.  (I just told Larry, who was in the next room that I think the inhaler helped.  He came in and said, "What?  Van Halen needs help?  LOL)

Heidi kept getting her hopes up when I would open the front door and look outside today.  Finally, around 3:00, I mustered up the energy to pick up my camera, and she followed to the door.  We enjoyed going around seeing what foliage we could find for Pam at Digging's foliage follow-up, the day after GBBD.  This is not the normal pretty foliage post, but a very excited signs of spring one.  I am going to quickly scroll down, and write the names of the plants that come to my brain right away, and put I'm not sure one the rest.



A volunteer, maybe knautia or poppy

Grape hyacinth



Pine leaf penstemon




Drumstick Allium

Pasque flower


Fireworks goldenrod

Rudbeckia, 'Herbstonne'

A hellebore getting ready to bloom


 Three photos of another hellebore that's getting ready to bloom

I was thinking this was a primrose, but didn't find it in a quick search.  It has yellow blooms.


Can't remember

Can't remember


 Basket of gold

Not coming to my brain, but it's a spreader

Volunteer daisies in the veggie garden


Asters will always be asters to me.



Lamb's ears


See, there is still a little snow on the ground, but the sage is not minding it.


I think this is the hardest time I've had waiting for spring to get here in awhile.  I am even having the urge to move to a couple zones warmer, and closer to an ocean, but wouldn't leave the rest of the family members to do that.  Larry said we should get some land and move everyone to it, but we both know it's just talk.

The moon was pretty tonight.  Did you see it?  It's supposed to be up to 70 tomorrow, 30 degrees above the average temperature for our area.  I think it's time to get some lettuce planted.


  1. Looks like Spring !!!!! I just Love when things start popping up.....and turning Green !!!! Hope you are doing much better.....
    Prayers, Bo

  2. Just got my container cold frames covered today and mesclun and some lettuces in with some spinach. Spring cannot get here fast enough and its supposed to get cold again this weekend. Yuk.
    Hang on it'll get here.
    Take care and have a great week.

  3. Glad you are feeling better. I think you are right-time to plant lettuce with those nice temps! You sure know your plants well I couldn't recognize half of them.

  4. You're SEEING these right now? Wow. We still have a lot of snow!! Thanks for your visit - looking forward to Spring here, too! :-)

  5. I hope you feel better soon.
    I'm so glad that you are seeing so many signs of spring on the way. I know how I feel at the end of winter and our winters are nowhere near as severe as yours.

  6. Isn't it glorious when those fresh green leaves start to emerge from the soil? Thanks for joining Foliage Follow-Up, Sue. If you care to leave a comment on my post, other readers will be able to find your post too. Thanks!

  7. Glad you're feeling better. I'm not sure about your unknowns, but the one you think is a primrose -- could it be Lysimachia ciliata?

  8. Just rest if you're feeling physically low! Always the best remedy!

    The approach and promise of Spring is certainly showing plenty of signs in your garden, Sue. I bet that helped cheer your spirits :)

    We all have pipe dreams. Who knows, maybe if you think about it long enough and send it out into the universe as an earnest wish, things will start to work together in some mysterious way and make your dream possible!

  9. Hope you feel better soon!
    Love the pictures-we still have over 2 ft of snow on the ground. It's so nice to be able to enjoy spring through the eyes (and camera) of other bloggers!

  10. I'll be replanting my lettuce and spinach today...glad you are feeling better.

  11. I am hoping you are feeling better soon as you look to have spring well on the way. You have much pushing through the soil, so not much longer. You were brave to go out to the garden for your images. I would have chose to stay indoors until my cold subsided.

  12. Oh Sue, I'm so sorry you've been ill, and hope you are soon feeling better.

    Look at all the emerging foliage, soon to be edibles and flowers. That is exciting. Enjoy your lovely weather while you have it.

    Love and hugs and be well wishes from ~ FlowerLady

  13. How nice to see all this green foliage coming up--it does look like spring! The snow is melting quickly here, too, but all the garden beds had big drifts, so they are still covered with the white stuff.

    I hope you are feeling better soon, Sue. Your conversation with Larry sounds just like the ones my husband and I have--we spend half our time explaining what we just said:)

  14. So many signs of life in your garden. Glad you're feeling better and ventured outside. Take care and enjoy the warmer days.

  15. I will have to go out and look, the snow is melting fast here.glad you are feeling better.

  16. Get well soon.... I am sure you will okey, when little shoots start to sprout everywhere....

  17. Except for our politicians, earthquakes and crazy drivers, Southern California is a great place to live. The last time it snowed were I live in Long Beach was 1949 :-)

    Take care and have a blessed day :-)


  18. Sue, glad the bug isn't too bad.

    I am surprised at all the greenery you have. I don't believe I have anywhere near that much green on anything.

    You make me want to get out and check.

  19. Hi Sue!
    This post so surprised me I had to look up my zone here in Wisconsin (5a?) to make sure I was thinking correctly. We have NOTHING anywhere near coming up. Our weather for the last few days has been unseasonably warm, but the ground is frozen and the snow still everywhere! I would be so happy to see even a spec of green. I just came back from Florida (with a horrible cold too) and I said to my husband..."remind me why we live in the frozen tundra again"...and the answer is always family. I would love to be somewhere warmer! I'm counting the days until spring too! Enjoy your warm spell and thanks for commenting too.

  20. You really took the time to inspect each plant and check on them.
    Pretty soon - your garden will be full of blooms!

  21. Everyone has at least one "can't remember" plant in the garden. It appears that you are closer to spring that we are here in WI.

    That house you want to build in a warmer zone....please build it big enough so that I can join you. lol


  22. "Hope Springs eternal within the human breast"It astounds me how frost and freezing jump starts someplants and retards others. for instanceevery vine died here except the root while the honeysuckle did not ruffle a leaf..

  23. It looks like the spring is coming to you! I look forward to see them all grown up

  24. How wonderful to see all those signs of life Sue. Hope you get over your cold/bug soon.


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