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Frost Happens!

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It never seems to fail. The tulips come up. The herbs start growing. Thankfully, I didn’t transplant the lettuces yet.

And then, we get a frost warning. I had to cut some herbs and bring them in, so I could cover the rest.

Covering the garlic and herb beds.

And the tulips in the front of the house, just the ones that haven’t opened yet.

The ones that had fully opened or that were all by themselves, not worth spending the time to cover the single bulbs, came in to be the centerpiece on the dining room table. I usually do this later in the spring, but you can’t beat Mother Nature.

The temps will hit the 20s here tonight. Here’s hoping it doesn’t mess up the strawberries and the fruit trees coming along nicely for spring.

As well as the grape vines. Budbreak has occurred in some areas due to the warm spring weather. Cross your fingers for the farmers spending a tough night protecting their plants.

As for me, I am just happy the weeping cherry hit its peak and is already shedding its flowers. I love it when it reaches that intense pink and white loveliness.

The Next HoCo Bloggers Get Together

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Howard County Bloggers are a sociable group. Every few months we get together for a “Blogtail” party at a local place that can set aside room for social networking. I went to my first one in February at the Corner Stable. I even won a gift card at the event, and picked up a few cards from local bloggers to keep in touch. I now know, as a relatively new blogger that I need to make business cards to give out to people who are interested in what I blog about.

This next one, on April 11th, is at the Second Chance Saloon in Oakland Mills, from 6-8 pm.

Check out hocoblogs for info, and sign up either if you blog or read blogs in Howard County. Registration link at the top of the page.

Thanks to the organizers and sponsors of these events. We just keep growing and getting better as we write about our home county, and all the topics of interest to our blog readers. Come join us!