Ah, well here it is a new month and I was scouting around the garden to look for a few signs of Spring and a new header shot – a delicate dance of avoiding mud and dog ****! I was just about to clean up all that ****, too, and then we received another 6 or so inches of snow but I have to believe that this is it!
Anyway, most of my earliest growing bulbs face mainly South/Southeast just beyond the “pond” area – where I plan to eventually put in a small pond. It has sort of pointed itself out to me, naturally.
I didn’t want to squish the soil in this area so avoided it. This is the dangerous time of year when you can absolutely ruin your soil structure by walking upon it or working the soil when it’s too wet!
Then I came upon my wine bottle border which has been buried in snow for nearly the entire winter. It was such a blast of color in what has been a white mundane landscape for so long that it became the focus of my garden walk and this month’s new header.
Ok, so I may have saturated the color a bit to make up for the lack of sunshine – but I just want to “COLOR my world!” right now. I am sure many of you feel the same. I will even take green grass – now that’s saying something, lawn-hater that I am.
It would have been nice to happen upon a green leaf or two (that isn’t a weed) – the horseradish looks very promising, or (gasp) an actual flower, but a good majority of my garden is still submerged in colorless snow/ice.
I think because we had the terrible ice storm in December and then snow, snow, snow after that, the ice never melted and is now keeping the snow chilled even on the rare sunny day.
I believe I posted last year that it was our longest wait for Spring since we moved here, but this year it is even longer!