It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a garden update. It’s time to get out there and look around!
Our winter has been mild so far. We’ve had lots of warmer than normal days, with a little bit of snow and ice. Here in the Boston area a common saying about the weather is “if you don’t like the weather, wait an hour.” It’s true, we have dramatic changes year round, sometimes in the course of a single day. The warm ocean is so close yet the cold air from Canada is right in our backyard. We never know exactly what type of weather the next week will bring. We’re officially in the middle of a January thaw right now so there’s some wonderful hints of green in the garden.
Here are a few things that I enjoyed this morning:
Lots of oregano…
Rosemary! It just needs to be covered
if when it gets cold. This plant is getting big. Maybe someday it will resemble my Mother-in-law’s beautiful Rosemary plant in Delaware.
There are fresh, new thyme leaves, plenty of them!
The foxglove is just thinking about spring..
And this garlic is confused. I’m confused actually. It died in the heat last summer, now it’s back? What to do? I’m not sure, I’m just thinking about it.
And there’s mesclun! This will make a nice lunch today.
Hi ladies, sweet little girls…
The snapdragon is poufing up. I wonder if we’ll see blooms if it stays this warm.
Creeping sedum… this always pops up when we have a warm day. It’s everywhere and I smile every time I see it.
And the highlight of my photo tour, the snowdrops are coming up! These are real! Everything else is kind of a warm weather fluke/treat but the snowdrops really are a sign that spring is on the way. Yesterday I was enjoying gardening blogs from the United Kingdom and France and saw lots of snow drops in all of their glory. It seemed that I would have to wait a very long time for that but maybe not!
Red twigged dogwood is so pretty in the winter.
Lamb’s ear peeping through.
And looking up at the gray sky, there are buds on the flowering pear that we planted last spring.
I’m likely to be posting photos of my kids sledding over my buried pumpkins next week, but spring will be here before we know it!