Friday, June 17, 2016

My Gardens in February

The Flower Garden

Winter is NOT my favorite time of the year. I become kind of hermit-like. I wrap myself in layers and cozy up to a fire in the fireplace as much as possible when home. I do spend time looking out the window at the garden. This is the view from one of the family room windows.

The same window affords a view of the wisteria on the greenhouse, which is a resting place for birds. One day I spotted this Black-eyed Junco.

And through the bay window in the family room, I also saw this cowbird taking shelter in one of the bird feeders.

Yet, despite the winter weather, I still have to venture out to the garden just to make sure I’m not missing anything.

As mentioned in my previous post, I love to see the pods, dried flowers and cones in the garden. This is a dried passion flower pod. Should have clipped this off and placed the seeds where I wanted them. Instead I left it on there and seeds scattered everywhere. Now I have passion flower vines popping up all over the flower garden!

And even though it was cold to me, it was still in general a mild winter for us. The daffodil leaves popping out in February were a sure sign of that.

This dove enjoyed the warm winter sunshine on a birdbath that I had gotten from a friend of mine.

It was even warm enough for Molly to make a few appearances on the screened-in back porch. She is like me and hates the cold weather. Her sister, Izzy, on the other hand, could be found snoozing on her chair on the porch in the bitter cold.

The Kitchen Garden

Obviously, not much went on in the kitchen garden in February. Just some wilted leeks and kale.

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