This is crazy…in a good way

Last winter we had almost no snow; just a few inches, if that. This year we experienced our first real winter in years. Our last snowfall was a couple of days ago – about three inches – in late March!

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Being the outlier that I am, I enjoy the bracing air. I also welcome the snow for its soil-protecting properties. I’ll take cold over hot any day. You can always bundle up, but you can only take off so many clothes…….

I planted this Lavender “Hidcote” last summer. I’m not sure if it made it through the winter. Hard to tell with that silver foliage.

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The rhododendron is in bud now, and won’t mind a light dusting, I’m sure.

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Perched on their southeast-facing windowsill above the kitchen sink, my mini orchids are enjoying the stronger sunlight. From left to right: sophronitis cernua, ascocentrum pumilum, bulbophylum tingibarinum, epidendrum porpax, and mini phalaenopsis “Timothy Christopher.” A cheery little group in every season.

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About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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4 Responses to This is crazy…in a good way

  1. I’m glad that we had a lot more snow this year. Last winter it was very dry, and then we had an extremely dry and hot summer. I can’t tell you how much my garden suffered because of that. I even lost some plants no matter how many times I watered them, or how much care I provided. I do want the snow to go away now. It’s enough already. I’m ready and eager to get out there and garden!

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  2. GardenPest says:

    Snow: what’s not to love: soil protection, beauty, and it’s the prelude to Spring. What I don’t love are the nutty drivers, who don’t know how to drive safely. Just sayin”
    Happy Spring on this windy sunny day,

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