Spring has sprung...

The view outside my window doesn't agree, but my calendar says that the vernal equinox occurs approximately an hour from now. Looking forward to the warmer weather like we had back in February, lol.

ianimal ianimal
6 days ago

Yeah, I am good, I got over 200 miles of snowmobiling in. I will let you guys have your spring now ;-)


200 miles???? Holy crap! That halfway to OHIO!

JeffersonRepub JeffersonRepub
6 days ago

Don't forget to go to Rita's today for a free sample on opening day. ;-)


How about the snow melts so we can get some baseball games and other spring sports in.

Metsman Metsman
6 days ago

I saw my first Robin but didn't have my phone!


Dairy Queen is offering one free vanilla soft serve cone today :). Happy Spring!!!


Hackettstown Dairy Queen is not participating in Free Cone Day

Metsman Metsman
6 days ago

Boooooo to Hackettstown DQ!


Washington DQ is. I saw people post on FB about it.

Calico696 Calico696
6 days ago

I doubt there will be much snow by the end of the weekend with temperatures getting into the 60s on Saturday.


Yay - Let it melt, let it melt, let it melt. Then we can plant.


Yes, time for the annual ritual of trying to turn mud into grass in the backyard.... sigh....

JeffersonRepub JeffersonRepub
5 days ago

JeffersonRepub - Ever try sod? It might be a little expensive, but it usually works even over mud, tilled to dry soil, fertilized and flattened. Anyone with a small John Deere and all of its attachments can do this job quickly. Good luck.


Dianthus are growing like crazy in the non-snow areas. Very hardy perennials. And the climbing red rose, which was cut down to 30 inches, is starting to shoot out, ready to reach last years height of 8 feet. A few more days of good weather and I'll replant the herb garden. Love spring.


DannyC, I thought you moved . Do you have the same 8 ft red rose bush that you had in Panther Valley.

Mariann Mariann
5 days ago

Mariann - I trimmed and transplanted the rose in November, along with dianthus and perennial herbs. All are sprouting now, even earlier than last year. Better sun at the new place, plus new top soil and fertilizer seems to make them happy.


DannyC, I was asking because we are moving sometime in late August or early September. I have 2 Rose bushes that my son gave me and would like to take them with me. I wasn't sure how well they would transplant.

Mariann Mariann
5 days ago

Mariann - A bit of hard work, but dig at least a 24 inch circle and down 24 inches to get all of the roots exposed, deeper if necessary, trying not to break the roots. Then in their new environment, place them in an equivalent hole and gently pack with top soil and fertilizer (I've had success with Bayer rose food). Watering every other day and good sun also helps. Even though September is a bit early, it should still work. Good luck.


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