Monday, February 18, 2008
Gardening Weather Gift
What a great gardening weather gift...it's been in the 60's and even crept up to 72˚ this afternoon. This is dangerous in the Davis garden because I start to go into spring mode and want to plant and prune and dig...I'm sure you all know what that's like. But the reality is there's another storm coming in and temperatures will be back in the 40's by midweek. So I got to have a little gardening fix and that will have to hold me for a while.(And yes, I do know how lucky I am to have had this gift!) Since I have today off I was able to actually spend lots of time playing outside...digging and dividing Peruvian Daffodils, planting some borettana onion seeds, spreading Ukranian Hollyhock seeds. I bought the hollyhock seeds from a local gardener who has gardening open houses and classes at her beautiful garden on the edge of town. They're supposed to be more resistant to rust than many hollyhocks...I'm curious to see how they do. I also put my newly finished garden sign out in the garden ...although I hope to hang it up eventually. The climbing roses are all putting out new leaves, the salvias and nepata have little leaves emerging from the ground and the evergreen clematis buds are getting even closer to opening! And here is one of my favorite sights...a ladybug resting on the dutch iris leaf coming up through the oregano.