Yesterday morning I came across a photo of a cow with humongous horns standing in an icy landscape by a Texas road – not what I’d expect and certainly not what Texans are used to. The ice and snow that is. Winter storms and a Polar Vortex made the American deep south look and feel like parts of a wintry Canada this past week, and my heart and thoughts go out to them. A little while later in the morning, while on a Zoom call, I heard that Australia is also setting records – but for heat. Days of 40 degree (above 100 Fahrenheit) temperatures. Plus a plague that is threatening their roses. There’s an imogee out there called ‘Feeling Blessed’ and that’s just how I feel – pretty normal weather here PLUS the dining room table covered with seed packets. Spring is just four weeks away!!! Every week The Propagator hosts a round-up of six things from people’s gardens around the world; here’s what caught my fancy.
First: seeds! Every winter I get lulled by long nights, books read in front of a cozy fireplace and snow covered garden beds until one day I realize: seed starting! It’s almost time! Luckily I did, sort of, have a plan, and here’s what I pulled out of my seed drawer yesterday. Now I need to sort them into what needs to be started now, what should wait until some time in March, and what I’ll direct seed into the garden at some point in the spring.
And now for the snow! We’ve had a nice blanket of insulating snow all of February (so far at least; temps are forecast to rise a bit above zero in the coming days). I went out at dusk Thursday to get a few shots.
Spring is coming – I know that because the days are getting longer! I can go for a short run before work again! If you live in Australia, New Zealand or elsewhere in the southern hemisphere, autumn approaches! Cooler temperatures! Perhaps some rain! Have a wonderful week, and stay safe!