March 7, 2012 @ 5:41 PM

 I had plans of doing more yard work, but it was so warm, sunny and beautiful, that I just ended up enjoying it! I had to open the roof vent on my greenhouse for the first time this year and when I went to close it, there were 8-10 honey bees furiously pollinating all the flowers inside--which saved me some work as I was going to use my trusty paint brush to pollinate my zuchinni. Then, I sat on the porch and read gardening magazines (sipping some sassafrass tea) and my purple shirt excited the bees too--hoping I was a huge petunia or something! smells wonderful out there.

So, that was the end of the day, but I started by deliberately killing a plant--a buckthorn that is near my porch--which my dog repeatedly wraps his chain around, usually in the middle of the night. Hopefully, nature will judge me lightly since the bees got so many flowers to gather early nectar from and all of the 300 bulbs I planted last fall seem to be emerging nicely.