16 March 2007

Free Flower Calendar Pages

If you could use a few months of calendar pages to track garden activities, there are some beauties at Cal's Plant of the Week.

Click on this link Cal's Plant of the Week and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find "Calendars" with gorgeous photos - pages that you can print at home.

You can also subscribe to Cal's Plant of the Week which is provided as a service by the University of Oklahoma Department of Botany & Microbiology and specifically Cal Lemke, who is OU's botany greenhouse grower and an avid gardener at home as well.

This sunny weather while the ground is still soft has been wonderful for catching up in the garden. Today I moved a hot pink monarda (bee balm) from a vegetable patch to a more suitable location. When it was little, 3-years ago, it was fine, but last year it competed with the basil for being 4-feet-tall and wide and heavily scented.

The hydrangeas survived 2006's awful summer and icy winter to emerge this week as though nothing happened. What troopers they are.

All over the yard there are daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, grape hyacinths, crocus and other spring blooms - it makes me happy just to be outside among them even though I was only sprinkling seeds, bleaching pots and pulling weeds.

Happy gardening.

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