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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

the weekend recap

Good morning.
After a very milder than normal weekend, It looks like mid summer for the next few days. Our normal high should be 50. We were in the low 60's all weekend, and the next few days are forecast mid 70's. Very warm for spring.
And speaking of spring.....
The Pussy Willows are out. Picked them yesterday. Our first 'flowers of spring. And if the weather indeed stays as warm as forecast, Daffodils will be out by this weekend.
Monday's rain ended by the time we finished our usual Monday running, so I went out and trimmed shrubs. Spring is the time to trim any summer flowering shrubs. They bloom on new wood, so trimming them now can control the size. Any early blooming shrubs such as Forsythia, and Lilacs, should be trimmed right after flowering to control shape.
I also cleaned leaves out of a few beds to let the daffodils and hyacinths come through.
Tuesday, another sunny warm day, I spent the better part removing old lap sealant from the mo-ho roof and putting down new. I want to stay on top of it before I have  a problem like I did last year.
And again, time for another work week. It's looking slow so far, but we'll see how it goes.  :-)


  1. Lap sealant?
    We went to Greenville last weekend and the ditches were full of wild blooming daffodils.
    Thanks for the tips on the best times to prune, too. Much appreciated.
    Have a great week!

  2. How pretty. It's great to have flowers at your disposal.