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!


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.


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


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.



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!


  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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