Sunday, March 7, 2010

Signs of Life

This past week has been especially draining at work (hence my absence from blogging), so I was extra glad when the sun came out on Friday and the temperature skyrocketed into the 50s this weekend... maybe even 60. Balmy! It's amazing how the weather can lift your spirits. I've definitely got me a case of spring fever. 

We worked out in our lawn a bit this weekend, moving some limestone rocks around for our landscaping (more on that some other time). I also watered all the bushes and shrubs we planted last fall, and imagine my excitement when I saw this: 


I have no green thumb by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm pretty sure these are little buds on our burning bush?! After several months of paranoia that none of our plants would come back in the spring, this was a big relief.

Then, I was even more thrilled when I saw these:

Last Easter, my mom gave me a pot of tulips and a few months later I planted the bulbs next to the sidewalk in front of our house. I had read that potted tulips don't always grow once they're transplanted outside, but I figured I'd give it a shot since I didn't have much to lose. I had almost forgotten about them, but now we have ten little tulip plants that have started to sprout! They're only about an inch tall right now, but I haven't ever really grown anything from a bulb before, so I'm pretty proud.  :) Any tips for growing tulips, or are they pretty low-maintenance? I'm thinking I may have to transplant them somewhere else because their current location gets a lot of shade.

I have a few more projects in the works that I hope to post about soon, if I can ever get motivated when I get home from work! Maybe now that winter finally appears to be on its way out, I'll be a little more productive!

13 comments:

Carrie @ Two Poms and a House said...

I LOVE spring!! Every year it always amazes me to see everything come back to life. It's my favorite time of the year. I have no advice for tulips but I hope they come up beautifully. :)

Marleah said...

My mom has tulips out at her house that have been coming back every spring since before I was born, and she never really did any maintenance with them. So apparently those are pretty hardy! I planted some this past end of summer/beginning of fall and haven't seen any signs yet. My fingers are crossed!

Hepworths said...

You are an inspiration! I have such a brown thumb! The only thing I can grow are fake IKEA plants. HAha!! Keep blogging, I love your website.

Allison @ http://www.houseofhepworths.com/

McCarthy Designs said...

How wonderful, spring is such a lovely time of the year.
xx

Danielle and Clint said...

Mid 40's here! Hooray for Spring!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Ha! Great minds think alike! Isn't spring wonderful?

Kelly

Kristi W @ Life at the Chateau Whitman said...

Make way for spring! My grandma has tulips, and they seem pretty easy. Just water them, and they do their thing. My grandma has them growing both in broad sunlight and in the shade so I'm not sure that they are too picky about light. Also I've been pretty absent from my blog lately too. Crazy busy times right now. Can't wait for spring though!

dolores @ Welcome to My Humble Ablog said...

I'm so jealous over your tulip bed! Love them.

I just noticed my calla lilies were sprouting (I thought I had killed them last spring). They are a fickle bunch I tell ya.

Meg said...

Color me jealous! Tulips are my favorite!!

Wasn't this weekend a total tease? I've got such spring fever! I hope this week at work is a little easier for you!

The Whispering Creek House said...

amanda, so good to see you again..its been awhile! im so glad spring is almost here too..i really have missed the sun!

Mrs. Chic said...

It was gloomy here all last week and finaly sunny of the weekend - it was so pretty outside and I love seeing when flowers blooming -puts a smile on my face

micah @ the yellow front door said...

Hooray for spring! Although it doesn't feel very springy yet...

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