Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First Day of Spring!


I am so excited for Spring! It seems like winters in Alaska are so dark and last so long;  I look forward to brighter days to come, the promise of new life, and little green things coming out of the ground.


The temperature says it is 19 degrees F, and trust me, it feels like that.

But yesterday I bought some seeds and a heat mat.


And last Sunday I cleaned out the greenhouse..


….. hooked up the TV (I’m a NBA basketball nut and the playoffs start next month… don’t want to miss any of the action).


And today, I’m going to turn on the heat and get those seeds in their pots.

I love growing sunflowers here in rain country. Last year they did fantastic, even though our sunny days were somewhat limited.


I’m excited to get started, so here’s wishing you all a very happy First Day of Spring!

Hugs from Vicki and the Bears


  1. It all looks wonderful Vicki! Enjoy! xx

  2. Beautiful scenery pics and those Sunflowers are huge! Good luck with your seeds - fingers crossed they grow big and strong:o))
    Take care and have a good day.
    Hugs Lyn x

  3. Oh, thanks so much, Lynda and Lyn. Hugs to you both!

  4. Oh my gosh Vicki, your sunflowers last year were spectacular! Love that you've got the TV hooked up in the greenhouse, that is hilarious! I've never heard of a seed heat mat, I should check it out at the local nursery as we live in a cold climate as well and it would be nice to get those tomato seedlings started even earlier. Happy basketball watching and think Spring! Deb

  5. Thanks Deb! It's warming up here and the snow is melting. Hope it is the same where you live. Thanks for dropping by my blog! Vicki

  6. Is that gorgeous scenery the view from your deck? It is absolutely beautiful. Good luck with your Spring seedlings :)