Welcome to another new year .
It is finally March , March 2019 to be exact . Here presently we are entering into the second week of March 2019 with no break from the winter weather that has been brutalizing our area for the last 2 months . I guess we are paying for a mild November . Maybe climate change is moving our seasons ahead a month . I don’t know , all I do know, is , I am ready for spring and Wiarton Willie promised it would be soon ……..but I think he fibbed.
Our weather this winter has been totally unexpected. Little to no snow , unbelievably cold temps then warmer weather coupled with lots of freezing rain. It is a wonder anything can survive these conditions. The dogs are suffering from cabin fever as am I , and I stroll the gardens hoping for signs of spring. I guess it will get here when it gets here .
March 21, 2019 .
Because I can’t count on Wiarton Willie and his prediction, in preparation for the inevitable coming of spring I am planting daylily seeds from some lovely crosses. Weeding has started in the gardens but I can’t stay out there too long right now as my fingers get stiff and unable to bend. Tt is still quite cold even though the frost is out of the ground . The first signs that spring is definitely on its way is the tiny white snowdrops are in bloom and in viewing the gardens , the little nubs of daffodils and narcissus are poking out of the ground . Oh and let me not forget to mention the mud ! This time of year here the mud oozes up through the grass where ever one steps . Waders or Billie boots as we call them are de riguer here right now .