Monthly Archives: March 2013

Quite Literally, Slim Pickings

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Talk about slim pickings! These just barely qualify as flowers. Not too much color outside yet but there are some very tiny flowers popping up in the lawn.

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These look more exciting if you squint your eyes.

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Inside the seedlings are doing well in a south-facing window, enjoying the view of their future home!

The seedlings have a view of their future home!

Just below the south-facing window a plant light bulb (in a regular lamp) is helping some more seedlings along!

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Purple Cauliflower seedlings

The cauliflower seedlings will be moved into the garden in the next week or so.

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We didn’t cover all of the artichokes with milk jug greenhouses. Here’s what the uncovered ones look like (ugly, yet sort of interesting):

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Reminds me of a sea urchin

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I spy two green shoots to the left of the black stalk

I Spy: Lone Elk Park and World Bird Sanctuary

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Two fun, free St. Louis area destinations: Lone Elk Park and World Bird Sanctuary

DSC_5921 (375x274)Lone Elk Park has a drive through loop where you can park and watch the Bison. We saw a Bison calf that is only a few months old (not pictured)!

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At the World Bird Sanctuary:

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The Spy’s favorites were the bald eagles.

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Many other birds are featured in the outdoor exhibits. There is also a small indoor nature center/gift shop with more birds, snakes, bugs, and a couple of fruit bats!

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