It is 52F here today! What a treat. The snow is melting slowly, which I hope means no flooding of our creek. I have seen a robin, and that is GOOD!
The experiment continues: my huge pots of bulbs that have been shivering in the garage for months now, without a break, are now soaking up light and moisture on the potting table in front of the garage. I know it will be cold again, but I think they can deal with that. The test will be to see if they emerge at all, or if the constant bitter cold killed them.
My husband brought in a bit more wood from the barn. We continue to enjoy the heat of the wood stove, but the quality of the wood is very low by now. We’ve been using it for 5-6 months straight! Soon it will be time to tidy up large branches for stacking in the barn. They’ll need to age for a couple of years though, so next year’s wood will have to be purchased.
The earth is soggy and squishy. Rubber boot weather at last!
PS! I brisk walk out in the now 55F world revealed a few exciting bits!
This Lysimachia beaujolais mais have survived the winter! I certainly hope so.(http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b417)
On the negative side, there seem to be voles everywhere….