Woke up to this: Every twig, every leaf, every surface has snow on it. When I look up into the trees, the first thing that pops into my head is "reindeer antlers", for some reason. What do you think? Soon, I hope, the temperature will rise above freezing so the snow will begin to drop off the plants. It's heavy and wet, and many of the shrubs are arching [...]
Loropetalum beginning to bloom in our front yard After what always seems like an eternity (in other words, getting through January), I made it down here to Steve's in Wilmington. I've been here a week and, already, I feel the relaxation and calm streaming into my body and the stress and tension slowly draining out. The air is not all that much warmer down here--though I don't [...]
It sure looks like Spring out there--if you're looking at the plants, that is. The weather is still cloudy, damp and cold here in the DC area. But tomorrow may be sunny and in the mid-80s, so I'll take it. Here are a couple of shots of my front garden, taken Thursday evening. Photos by the author. If you copy, please link back.
It's now time to plant your spring-flowering bulbs. Here in the Mid-Atlantic/Upper South, we are already into planting Daffodils, Narcissus, Crocus, Snowdrops...but the ground is still a little too warm to plant Tulips and Hyacinths. Best to wait until November and December to plant those, when the soil has cooled a bit more. Of course, in the North, all should go in ASAP; in the South, where bulbs can [...]