Six Days


–until March!!!!!!! Which means spring! Except in West Virginia, where that’s just a calendar event, but I think this year it will actually BE spring here in March! Because some days, it’s almost spring NOW! Though it’s really blustery today and supposed to turn cold. But we haven’t seen a foot of snow ONCE this winter! Ha!

Okay, I’d better stop stomping on my dearest Winter before she comes back to smack me.

I can’t wait to see what all is growing in the flower beds around the house and the studio! By the way, several people have mentioned master gardener classes to me in comments lately. I am signed up for the local master gardener class–it starts next week, and my cousin is taking it with me!


  1. brookdale says:

    You will like the Master Gardener classes, I am sure. My sister took them a few years ago and she has used the info so much…and passed a lot of it on to me as well. Have fun!

  2. Sheila Z says:

    It looks like your gardening assistant, Casper, is planning to help with the garden clean up this spring.

  3. Bev in CA says:

    That sounds like it will be fun. Always something new to learn. Winter here in northern CA has been cold. We have had hardly any snow or rain. We are so ready for spring! Though watch out, winter might decide it’s not over.

  4. prvrbs31gal says:

    I really want to do the Master Gardener Program but have to wait until next year when putting the youngest on the bus for afternoon kindergarten doesn’t interfere with the classes. To hold me over, I’m in the middle of a Beekeeping Short-Course which totally made me decide that I need bees!

  5. Remudamom says:

    I’m trying straw bale raised gardening this year. I’m cutting it a bit close but I’m stubborn and going ahead anyhow.

    The classes sound like a lot of fun……what exactly will you be learning?

  6. easygoinglady says:

    Once we get past Feb. it DOES feel like winter is just about over, even though I have still seem plenty of snow in March and even in to April. The days are getting longer, and soon we switch to daylight savings time, which means no more driving home from work in the dark, lol. Already starting on some minor outdoor projects this past week because it was so mild. Trying to get a head start on spring chores that need done. That master gardener class sounds like it will be great. What a wonderful first spring and summer you are going to have at your new place!
    :purpleflower: :purpleflower: :purpleflower:

  7. STracer says:

    LOL I am envious of you taking the class. I really ought to do more stuff like that too. I had to laugh though when you mentioned that your cousin is taking it with you. Is this the handy-man cousin who is so helpful? And is he taking the class to know what kind of trouble you are planning on getting into?
    Thanks for the smile!

  8. lavenderblue says:

    When I lived at home with Mom and Dad I wanted to take the Master
    Gardener course at our local community college but didn’t think we had enough land to make worth while. Then I got married and have even less land. And yet I still want to take a Master Gardener course. Maybe they let you borrow land.

    • Suzanne McMinn says:

      lavenderblue, you don’t have to have a lot of land to take the master gardener class!

      STracer, yes, this is the same cousin!

      Remudamom, I’m not sure what all the class covers, but I think a little of everything. Whatever they teach, I’m sure I could use it!

  9. Sonia says:

    Yeah for Spring and a double Yeah for the master gardener classes. Good luck and have fun, and I cannot wait to hear all about it.

  10. Ms.Becky says:

    I just became a Master Gardener this past year – the training was a 3 hour class once a week for thirteen weeks. my graduation ceremony is in 4 days – when I will get my official Master Gardener name tag in the shape of my state. To maintain my active status I must volunteer 24 hours of gardening and take 10 hours of continuing education classes each year. I’ve met many new friends and truly enjoy the time spent with them. I hope you enjoy the class, but I have no doubts you will. have fun! :yes:

  11. PaulaClark says:

    You don’t have to have any land to be a Master Gardener, Just the love of things growing and the desire to help others get something growing. I was a MG in Mobile county in Alabama but I have now moved to north Alabama so I have to retake the course to be activated here. It is fun and you meet people who love the grown things. Can’t beat that.

  12. sunhurteyes says:

    You’re living life like it’s GOLDEN~~

  13. sunhurteyes says:

    I’m new to your website. Discovered you a few weeks ago but got behind on my reading. I am reading your blog backwards….suits me well. Some folks might say I’m a little “backwards”. HA.

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