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Brenda Groth
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In more way then one..

today it is the snow

this past week it has been all the packages arriving in my mailbox and by ups..

Because of my MIL's inheritance coming in right before mail order catalogs came for plants..well..i got a little carried away with my orders this year..yup..i know.

Well so far this year a few of my orders have arrived and I have already planted..6 apple trees, 4 cherry trees, 2 plum trees, 1 mix plum/peach/nectarine/apricot tree, 1 pear tree, black walnut tree, butternut, carpathian walnut, 2 hady pecan, 2 sweet chestnut, 6 hazelnuts, 2 hickory, 2 paw paw, etc etc etc..and this is just a few of the trees i have coming..also have in my asparagus plants and garlic..have plants on my counters and in my bedroom window..and boxes of seeds that have arrived..some growing in my sunporch.

osmetimes it feels more like Christmas than others (esp now looking out at the snow  coming down and temps in the 30's.)...but I sure do love plant order delivery days !!!

fortunately here in Michigan we actually do have a few things growing out there..snow or no snow..but the daffodills still have tightly closed buds..not open yet..and no swallows in my newly mounted 24 apartment hous..up on a telephone pole..

but soon and very soon
 
Leah Sattler
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spring is WAAAAAY better than christmas! I too could  easily get carried away with plants!

I must say I feel sorry for you .... snow? I put my tomato plants out already!  I dont' think I could handle your weather.

sending thoughts of warm weather your way!
 
Susan Monroe
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"Getting a little carried away" with plants is only serious when you can't find either your front door OR your back door because of all the greenery, flowers and fruit.

In other words.................

GO, BRENDA, GO!!!

Sue 
 
Brenda Groth
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well I'll admit i was a bad girl this year..if my husband KNEW how much money I spent on plants !!! sheesh !.

well I woke up to snow this morning agian..it wasn't a good view.

the sun is out but we are in the 30's..i haven't even started my tomato seeds yet people !!! we put ours out in mid June here.

I do sometimes get them into the greenhouse earlier..but we are revamping our greenhouse this spring..so it is all torn up..i was going to move it..but we decided it couldn't go where we wanted it..so it is staying put, just getting new soil, new path inside and up to it..and a new garden area around it.

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not sure if i can get the picture to post..but the greenhouse was on a small cobblestone patio with just a small growing area inside..but we are removing all the cobblestones..and redoing in side and out..(small tiny itty bitty greenhouse)
 
Brenda Groth
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nope it didn't work..oh well[i
mg][/img]maybe this one..if not i give up
 
Devon Olsen
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what does this thread have to do with the name of pauls upcoming tour?

either way nice thread, i know how the long winters feel, this year we lucked out though and its practically late summer weather here already, 86F today...
and i say plants are a LOT better to blow my money on then jewelry or something so comparatively im sure hes happier than a lot of other husbands are with your spending lol
 
Jeanine Gurley Jacildone
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Brenda, I used to have that same greenhouse - it worked pretty well. If I lived up there I would definitely have to have a greenhouse - maybe two.

I was stationed in the upper peninsula in 1978. I had asked for any base south of the mason/dixon line and they sent me 30 miles from Canada - go figure. But it was beautiful country up there.
 
John Polk
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The Mason/Dixon Line is a magical spot that separates cold bread from hot biscuits.
 
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