Saturday, January 02, 2010

Happy New Year

January – sigh.

As I looked through my garden pictures from last year I realized it will be at least 2 months before I can work outside again. And fully 2 or 3 months before the garden really comes to life.

The Snow Glories were blooming on March 11, 2009.

The first yellow crocus popped up between the leftover fall leaves.

The pretty purple helleborus was full of buds waiting to open.

The daffodils were budding.

Donna at Momma Mia Days (link at right) got me over the early winter doldrums with her colorful post from her trip to San Diego.

So I made a list. I have books and catalogs to read, a lot of house cleaning to do, income taxes to start, Mom’s apartment to clean and organize, flower shows and meetings to attend and garden plans to make.

I realized I have a choice. I can sit here wallowing in self-pity because it’s cold, icy and miserable outside or I can get some things done so I’ll be ready to garden in March.

On one hand, it looks like a long winter ahead. On the other hand, there may not be enough time to complete everything on my list.


maría cecilia said...

Hi Marie, lots of work to do during cold days, just in time to work for a spectacular blooming in few months!!! Now is the best time to prepare the soil, move around plants, dividing, etc. I will enjoy your garden pretty soon.
Maria Cecilia
p.s. well, maybe your weather condition very different from mine in winter...

Marie said...

My weather conditions are very different! It is 2 degrees F (-16 C)this morning. I enjoy looking at the pictures of thw beautiful roses blooming on your posts. I dream of sunshine and blooming roses in June.

donna said...

Marie, looking at these photos of your lovely spring flowers made me put my hand over my heart and say, "Ohhhhhhhh." The Snow Glories, I especially luv the look of them.


Marie said...

Hi Donna,
The snow glories are great aren't they? They bloom early and spread quickly - a very happy prelude to spring.