Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Bloom day ... sort of!

Pretty Penta
Barely there Bougainvilla
Alyssum
Meager Moss Rose
Oxalis
Shasta Daisy

A few little friends were still hanging in there in the dead of what we call winter here in Austin today on January Bloom Day!

Hard to imagine how much of the rest of the country is covered in snow. Yesterday morning was sunny and bright. Today, it's overcast and gray and we are expecting some rain. But, we need it, so that's ok.

While I've enjoyed my break, I have to say, I'm getting the gardening bug again! I read the article in the Austin American Statesman this weekend about starting veggie seeds inside in pots and I'm plotting to do that in a week or so! And I have a plan for major changes to the vegetable garden -- see my sidebar for those developments!

And, you know you're ready to get your hands dirty again when pruning makes you happy again! Yes -- it's true! I pruned the giant gingers in the back and some of the lantana and esperanza and other perennials for a few hours this weekend and enjoyed it. I think of it as therapy -- it's cathartic for me.