Friday, December 31, 2010

On a winter's day...


Most of my perennials caved under last week's freeze. Some are only 1/2 dead, but most are pretty pathetic. I don't want to prune them now, though. Pruning now will encourage growth on warm days like today, and we don't want that. With more freezes to come, the plants would be stressed by going in and out of dormancy.

So, there isn't much to do in the garden.

Maybe stare at some of the bulb greenery that's coming up. Maybe water a few evergreen plants. Maybe pull out the dead veggies that weren't winter-hardy. Nah - that sounds too much like work.

Maybe I will just take the stack of seed and plant catalogs that arrived the day after Christmas and dream a little.

I could dog-ear some pages, make a few lists, maybe even place an order for some seeds to start in the greenhouse.

Yes, I think that's exactly the kind of gardening I will do today.

Are you gardening today, or are you dreaming of gardening?