The high today, Feb. 17th, is nearly 70 F. Night time lows are staying above freezing. And this is February, a real winter month. A walk around our gardens showed nearly all our early spring shrubs with swollen buds, and if they are pushed just a bit further, a nice wintery blast from the Great White North will bring them and their acting like spring to an abrupt stop.
Both of our witch hazels are in flower, but they will not get damaged in any way by more cold. Very tough plants. So this is 'Diane'; she bloomed almost a week ago. She also flowered late in the fall, but then her flowers were yellow. 'Arnold's promise' opened it's bright yellow flowers today. Snow drops will bloom shortly. To celebrate our garden's awakening from its brief hibernation, TPP began some garden cleanup and shopped for some upcycled kits for raised garden beds.
We now join a series of experiments already in progress
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