Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Frost Warnings

Our average day of last frost (ADLF) is May 11 this year for our area. Saturday (May 8, 2010) I decided to treat myself to a bit of plant shopping. Like many gardeners I'm anxious to get out in the garden. There were a lot of hanging planter and potted plant selections in time for Mother's Day (May 9, 2010) but not much more. Despite the gorgeous weather we had been having the weather turned rather nasty on Thursday then proceeded to get nastier so by Saturday's shopping trip Environment Canada had issued high wind warnings for our area. The winds were bad enough but then there was the drizzle making it a lousy day for wandering through nurseries. I picked out 3 potted plants (more on that to come) then managed to get them into the car without being blown away. They salesgirl warned me the of a frost warning for that night so I put the plants indoors then checked the weather channel. Sure enough there was a frost warning for that night (May 8) and according to the weather report the threat of frost will remain until later in the week as late as May 15th.

At this point there is no choice but to play the waiting game on the weather while getting things ready for gardening behind the scenes indoors.  I've been restocking gardening supplies, planting/caring for seedlings, purchasing plants and cleaning pots for replanting along with making plans for expanding this garden or the possible move.  This year I will be expanding the container gardening portion of my garden just in case we do follow through with the move so that will be exciting.  Here's hoping I can be out working in the garden and setting up containers shortly!

Happy Gardening!
Garden Gnome ©2006-2010

1 comment:

  1. We've had frost the past two nights. I haven't planted any tender annuals yet, but do have some in pots ready to go in. I brought them inside for protection. Hopefully that little cold glitch is over and the warmer weather will return so we can plant up our gardens.


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