Anyone making plans for Spring?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by tazcat70, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Well in September I bought my new home. It is a fixer upper that is liveable. The people before me pulled all the trim down, there are a few other interior things to do as well. However, all I can think about is the outside. It has a small garden pond that needs redone, and last fall I saw my first hummingbirds-and they were in MY yard, so I want to plant lots of flowers that they love, oh and a garden for some fresh veggies, pull up all that large gravel that the previous owners put in every flower bed, clean and repair the gutters, paint the trim, and............

    So I am asking...what would you do first?

    What are your Spring plans?
  2. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have you been getting garden magazines yet? Gurney's have a GREAT deal, but you have to order before 2/2 I think . . . but you get a coupon for $100 off if you order $200. Sounds high, but you can get a LOT of good shrubs and stuff for your yard. And they are a very reputable company. There are two other coupons, one for $50/$100 and $25/$50. later ordering dates. Butterfly bushes are a must for your hummingbirds, and they are just lovely and the butterflies eat them up, of course!! Vines with deep throats please the hummingbirds too, and don't forget moon vines for the night pollinators. Pine Tree Seeds is another good CHEAP company, I order a lot from them, and of course Jung's and Parks are wonderful seed and plant companies too. I am planning grapes, blackberries, and other perennial type food plantings this year. Planning for the economy let down that I think is coming. I really want to start my own seeds, but I don't have a good spot to keep them like I need. . .going to have to get a plan in action for that!!! Good Luck!!!
  3. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Yes, I went through about 10 catalogs the other day, marking them with what I want.

    I hadn't thought of moon vines, I will have to look at them.

    I was looking at Jungs and Shumways...I think they are the same company, and Shumways is much cheaper! Same items and item numbers.

    Thanks!!! You too!
  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    Here Western Washington I am starting to think about mid summer. Thinking about spring is way to much like thinking about winter. Mid to late Summer is a glorious time around here. The other months are all grey and wet.
  5. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    spring plans??
  6. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    i might have to downsize though before i upsize.. :/ too many roos!!
  7. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2011
    Well were expecting our first daughter this spring so looking forward to that :) Also planning on hatching some quail, button and Coturnix. Would like to eventually breed for certain colors. The coop is full up right now so probably no new chickens or ducks this spring. As for DH's garden, already got our spring catalogs :)
  8. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    That is normally the plan for us chicken lovers.


    We had a grey day here, the rain is much needed, but tonight we have very heavy fog.
  9. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Kentucky, Cecilia
    Spring planning is the only way we survive winter I swear. Me and mom pour over catalogs and make list after list. We are getting trays ready for tomato plants, keep sniffing the lemons growing in the heated greenhouse and praying spring gets here faster so we can get started. Going to do meat chickens. Going to buy a steer calf. Going to have baby goats being born. More fruit trees and a couple more elderberry bushes. Mom is charting out new areas to clear that she can plant up. I am marking spots that we might put the new herb bed. Then its back to catalogs again.
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I want a big fat flock of Buff Orps. Out of all the breeds we have had over the years, I love them the most. They are lovable, have attitude, produce well.

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