No lack of gardening chores, even in winter weather…

No lack of gardening chores, even in winter weather…

We’ve had some uncharacteristically cold days and nights in Central Texas this year.  Winter arrived early and didn’t let up. 

I’ll admit, I do enjoy a little garden break.  But the garden still beckons me when the sun comes out and the weather warms just a little. 

As I look out, I see:

  • shrubs and perennials I’d like to prune,

(don’t those look terrible?)

  • weeds that are taunting me by growing right through the cold,

  • leaves calling my name (even though I will leave them there to protect plants),
  • the see-sawing back and forth of deciding whether or not to do some larger projects while things are dormant,
  • and piles of empty pots, unattended seed packets and a few dead plants in the garage – breaking the rules of everything having a place in the new cabinets.

But I also see:

  • bulbs peeking up out of the mulch, growing just as they should, working hard to be ready for spring,

  • winter-loving plants like the hellebores and quince getting ready to bloom, 

  • and the blue bonnet foliage growing and spreading.

I know what comes next, do you?  The rationalizing…

I think … oh, I still have plenty of time go take care of those chores … oh, it’s still pretty cold out – I don’t really want to be out there yet … oh, I should be doing indoor organizing chores …

You know the drill, I know you do.  Don’t those things go through your head as well?

Ah, the peace of winter and the promise of spring. (And just a little smidge of the guilt of gardening!)

By | 2016-04-14T02:39:28+00:00 January 9th, 2014|Blog, Sharing Nature's Garden, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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