Winter weather can be rough on gardeners in the Northern reaches and who have played in zonal denial. That would be me. Before our recent Snowpocolypse I covered some plants (Hebes!) with sheets and tucked a few pots into the garage. Here's how that went:
Right. So I anticipate plenty of "open opportunities" in the garden come this spring. Onto other gardening news...
I'm in training to become a Master Gardener. I've wanted to do this for years, and it's a somewhat intense 66 hours of classes followed by 66 hours of volunteering in the community. But in the end, I know it will give me a better knowledge base for my writing and gardening advice, and credible knowledge based on research. My first class was last week and the nicest surprise occurred at lunch, when Master Gardener "Bemused", commenter here at Lelo and a friend in real life too, showed up in person to make sure I'd have someone to have lunch with on my first day. How nice was that? Master Gardeners are just like that I guess. My Master Gardener binder is huge, but already I'm learning so much.
Final note of gardening update today: we have overwintering hummingbirds in the garden. I heard them today and saw them yesterday. After all of that snow, it really is a miracle.