Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I turned the page on my Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar from February to March and found some fun and interesting facts.

By the way on Sunday March 8th, Daylight Saving Time begins. Yeah! Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead. "Spring ahead, Fall back", remember?

Did you know that seeing a robin in the garden is a sign of good fortune.

March 26 is New Moon. Plant flowers and vegetables that bear crops above ground from the day the Moon is new to the day that it is full again.

There is a Vernal Equinox on the 20th.

Of course, St. Patrick's Day is March 17.

And, as I mentioned before, the weather in March is very fickle here. Right now it is 22 degrees and there are icicles hanging from the Lady Banks Rose on the back porch. This weekend coming we are to have sunny warm temperaures high in the 70's.

I am SO looking forward to the weekend!


Donna said...

I love your photos!!! It's like Being there!!!hughugs

Deb said...

I love reading through the Farmer's Almanac - what interesting facts.

Protege said...

I think here the daylight saving time starts a week later.;)
And I never miss St Patrick day!;)
What a lovely weekend is in store for you; I do understand that you can not wait.;))

Catherine Holman said...

Grandma Chickie always plants by the Farmer's Almanac. We are supposed to have warmer weather next week and I'm looking forward to a morning where I can go outside in the morning with my coffee.

Sue said...

Hi Donna....don't you love this weather...It was 21 here this morning and on Saturday it's going to be 70!! How crazy.........

RoyalTLady said...

You have missed visiting my blog on Jan.23rd 09. Please check it out...

I just adore your pictures. Great!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Donna,

My darling blue birds arrived safe and sound as well as dear little birds on a stick. They are looking for the perfect place to "nest" in my garden. Loved the home tour on your previus blog - your house is charming and I enjoyed the walk through your neighborhood.
Have a lovely week.

Fifi Flowers said...

That photo of the ice in the trees is BEAUTIFUL! I'm sure you are looking forward to 70 degrees and daylight savings time... you should maybe have a PARTY to celebrate!

Beverly said...

The weather certainly has been crazy, hasn't it?!

It will take me forever to adjust to DSL. It always does. Maybe I'm just not as "adjustable" as I used to be.

Meggie said...

We are having similar weather in Pennsylvania. VERY cold during the beginning of the week and getting progressively warmer, I, too, can't wait until the warm weekend.

Sheila said...

We have been told to expect warmer weather as well. It is about time..!
I really like the Almanac pictures..and the icicles on your rose.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Love the fun facts! I didn't realize the DST started Sunday until yesterday! I am usually on top of all these harbingers of Spring :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Delightful post Donna! I enjoyed the almanac facts.

I love book bargains and those decorating books look really nice. I love the country colonial style in the first few photos --I've always like that look and most of my furniture matches that.

Have a good weekend!

julie king said...

the weekend is here! yeah!!! i love wasting time and puttering around on a saturday morning! your ofm calendar looks just delightful! i saw robins in our yard this week-- what a wonderful harbinger of spring!!